Licensing

Licences, authorisations and permits relating to the use of scheduled extinguishing agents in the fire protection industry are issued by the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board.

The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 allows for the following types of licence, authorisation and permits:

 

EAHL - Extinguishing Agent Handling Licence

Individuals who handle a controlled extinguishing agent that is, has been, or is used for fire protection must hold an Extinguishing Agent Handling Licence (EAHL) or a Special Circumstances Exemption.

To view licence entitlement types and the handling practices and units of competency, please click here

EATA - Extinguishing Agent Trading Authorisation

This authority is required by anyone acquiring, storing and/or disposing of extinguishing agents as listed in the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989. An Extinguishing Agent Trading Authorisation (EATA) is required to undertake the following activities:

  • Buy/sell/possess agent in bulk, or
  • Fill/recover agent

The maximum period of authorisation is 24 months.

To apply for an EATA an application form must be completed. To download a copy of the application form click here.

HSP - Halon Special Permit

Any person or company possessing halon, which is for use in fire protection equipment, must hold a Halon Special Permit (HSP). 

A Halon Special Permit may be granted by the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board where it is satisfied that:

  • the applicant is appropriately experienced and the use of the halon is to protect human life or operate equipment that is critical to the community.
  • there is no practicable and safe alternative available at reasonable cost

To apply for a HSP an application form must be completed. To download an application form Click here.