VBA Licences & Registrations

Author: Matthew Gale
News Date: 3/12/2018 9:02 AM
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VBA update on plumbing registration and licensing for fire protection

Earlier in the year the Victorian Government passed the Plumbing Regulations 2018. The new regulation, which came into effect 19 November 2018, requires those performing routine servicing of fire hydrant systems and fire hose reel systems to hold a plumbing registration. 

Since this time the VBA has held a number of industry forums and information sessions to discuss the impact of these changes to the fire protection industry. Resulting from these discussions the VBA have released updated information where they commit to developing restricted classes of registration and licensing. As well as the opportunity to enable those already in the workforce to gain recognition for existing experience, competency and skills to ensure individuals are appropriately registered or licensed.

AESG recommends that all managers and owners consult with all there fire maintenance contractors to ensure that contractors / staff are duly qualified and experienced to complete all works onsite. 

Information links:

VBA - http://www.vba.vic.gov.au/media/latest-news/article/2018/fire-protection-registration-and-licensing

FPAA -  http://www.fpaa.com.au/news/news/vba-pursuing-association%E2%80%99s-routine-service-proposal.aspx?docType=Articles

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