FPIB's war on waste
11 JULY 2019
To help the Board transition away from waste and towards more
environmentally friendly practices, we will be limiting hardcopy
Your licence card, authorisation certificates, newsletters and
general correspondence relating to your permit are now sent
electronically via email.
This will help reduce the production of unnecessary waste and
will help streamline our permit processing practices.
However, if you require your correspondence to be sent via
hardcopy or require a plastic licence card, please call our
friendly team on (03) 8892 3131.
20 FEBRUARY 2019
Know of an unlicensed person? We need your help.
To assist in protecting the environment, it is important all
persons working with ODS or SGG extinguishing agents hold the
relevant licence or pertmit.
If you know someone not complying with our regulations, please
let us know.
14 DECEMBER 2018
The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board office will
be closed for the holiday period from 3pm Friday 19 December 2018
to 9am Wednesday 2 January 2019.
collection for fire authorities
26 NOVEMBER 2018
The Board has issued advice for firefighters who may be
approached by members of their local community with yellow BCF
halon extinguishers for disposal. The Board encourages fire
services to accept the cylinders, and has created a poster
outlining the simple steps they can take to safely disposal of
halon , free of charge. You can find it here.
scheme fact sheet
22 OCTOBER 2018
The Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board has developed
a factsheet to help industry better understand the fire protection
industry scheme (FPI scheme). This factsheet will be particularly
beneficial if you're a facility manager or technician unsure of
your state and national licensing requirements.
The fact sheet can be found here.
25 SEPTEMBER 2018
This year saw the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG)
Board exhibit at the annual HAZMAT Conference for the first
The two-day event was held at the Park Royal in Sydney on 20 and
21 September, and united professionals across the dangerous goods,
hazardous materials and chemical management industries.
"Exhibiting at HAZMAT 2018 has been a valuable exercise and has
exposed the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board to a new
market and new opportunities," the Board's Executive Officer, Paul
Watch now: Discharges in the building industry
10 August 2018
Presented by Board member Daniel Wilson, the 7 August session
provided invaluable information and advice to facility managers and
View the presentation, and answers to participant
Discharges in the
building industry webinar
26 JULY 2018
Providing invaluable information to facility manager and
technicians on ODS and SGG discharges, the Board's upcoming webinar
is a must-watch for individuals working with scheduled
The free session will be held on Tuesday 7 August at 11.30am
Secure your place here.
20 JULY 2018
The latest edition of our industry newsletter, Gasbag, is out
Featuring articles on Australia's HFC phase down, system testing
and equipment calibration, as well as details on an upcoming
discharges in the building industry webinar, the newsletter is a
must-read for fire protection industry professionals.
View the newsletter here.
9 JULY 2018
The Board has published an updated table outlining the
Australian Standards EAHL holding technicians in the fire
protection industry must carry out their work in accordance
It can be found here.
alternative systems fact sheet
Board has developed a new fact sheet to help industry and end users
consider more environmentally acceptable alternatives to ozone
depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases when designing
a new or upgrading an existing fire protection system.
can be found here.
Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board
stakeholder forum webinars 2018
29 MARCH 2018
The Fire Protection Industry (ODS &
SGG) Board (the Board) is conducting number of
webinars, bringing together gaseous fire suppression system experts
to provide an overview of the licensing system, current and future
directions for scheduled gases. There will be an opportunity for
attendees to ask questions.
Please sign up to attend
Information sessions- HFC phase down and other
changes to the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas
28 MARCH 2018
The Department of the Environment and Energy is running a series
of information sessions around Australia in 2018. These sessions
will discuss what the hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phase-down will mean
for HFC users including equipment owners and technicians, and other
changes to the program to reduce emissions and increase efficiency.
There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and
Please sign up to attend