WA: NFIA Approval to Conduct Assessments of Fire Systems Designers

The NFIA have been granted in-principle approval by the WA Government to assess fire systems designers as part of the new licensing requirements under the Building Services (Registration) Regulations 2011 (WA) reforms commencing 1 July 2024.

This means that the NFIA will assess the qualifications, experience, and competence of practitioners under the Regulations for:

Building engineering practitioner, fire systems – technologist

Building engineering practitioner, fire systems – associate

As stipulated in the Regulations, there will be mandated continuing professional development (CPD) requirements for practitioners, which the NFIA has also been granted in-principle approval to deliver.

The NFIA appreciates the Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation, and Safety for their recognition of our appropriateness to undertake this role and NFIA is pleased to support our Members through the roll-out of this critical licensing framework. We are also looking forward to facilitating CPD for the WA Fire Protection industry and providing them with opportunities for development within the state, as well as nationally.

The NFIA have been working extensively with the Department to support their development of a licensing framework for fire systems design and we will continue to support the WA Government and advocate on behalf of our Members to implement a comprehensive licensing framework across all areas of Fire Protection.

The NFIA is prepared and ready to commence assessments from the 1st of July 2024.

For further information, please contact Stephanie Hansen, WA Policy and Government Relations Officer, at [email protected]

Disclaimer: This material provides only general information in summary form, current at the time of first publication. It does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for individual legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as such. Before acting upon any information contained herein, please contact the NFIA or obtain specific legal advice.

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