Fire equipment servicing and maintenance accreditation
Melbourne Fire & Maintenance clients can be assured they are working with a fully qualified and credentialed team of highly experienced fire equipment servicing and maintenance technicians. We’re committed to the ongoing development of our staff members’ skills and expertise, with acceptance into the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) among the latest of our technicians’ competency achievements.
In February the FPAS accepted five Melbourne Fire & Maintenance technicians’ enrolment for Inspect and Test accreditation. Accreditation means technicians have Australia-wide recognition for their skill and competency in the fire protection industry. Accredited technicians are acknowledged for their competency inspecting the condition and suitability of fire protection equipment and systems and for testing the performance and function of fire protection equipment and systems.
Melbourne Fire & Maintenance’s technicians undergoing Inspect and Test accreditation work towards two levels of authorisation – Routine Level and Complex Level. Routine Level applies to individuals deemed competent to conduct six-monthly inspections and tests, and Complex Level accreditation is for technicians authorised to inspect and test equipment annually. Technicians can have accreditation in more than one FPAS category.
The Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme started in 2013 as part of an industry-led bid to ensure professionalism and quality of service across the fire safety industry. The FPAS is a voluntary scheme and incorporates essential elements of competency-based training and assessment as determined by the Federal Government.
The FPAS aims to have all Australian fire safety technicians trained, competent and accredited by 2020, and Melbourne Fire & Maintenance fully supports and endorses the scheme and its objective. Safety is paramount as far as we’re concerned, and the more competent and skilled the people working in the fire safety industry the better for us all.
If you’d like to know more about the FPAS or Melbourne Fire & Maintenance’s commitment and our fire equipment servicing and maintenance work please contact us and we’ll happily answer your questions.