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Fire Protection Risk and Insurance.... are you adequately prepared and covered?

Having business insurance does not mean you are 100% covered from litigation. Only by mitigating risk and obtaining the relevant coverage can you avoid losses to your business and potential criminal prosecution should the unexpected happen.

A high percentage of businesses within the fire protection industry are currently exposed to potential legal action despite believing they have adequate insurance coverage. Many considerations are factored into a legal claim and the impact on you and your business can be devastating.

FPA Australia is holding a half day seminar series across Australia in October, which will  highlight the leading issues facing our industry from an insurance, legal and risk perspective. Notary speakers will offer insight into the pitfalls and misconceptions surrounding claims, contracts and insurance.

Can you afford to be uninformed? 

  Fire Protection & Insurance Seminar Series

 - 17 Oct WA
 - 18 Oct SA
 - 19 Oct QLD
 - 20 Oct NSW
 - 21 Oct VIC

The Seminar

  • Over four hours you will be presented with invaluable information pertaining to the problems our industry faces concerning insurance claims, contract development and inheritance. To complete the seminar an overview of risk management will help you plan and avoid many of these problems.

  • Alan Wilson Insurance Brokers are heavily involved with insuring the Fire Protection industry. He will provide startling statistics on claims and outcomes, followed by sound advice on how to avoid them.

  • Kim Lovegrove is a lawyer synonymous with Fire Protection cases and will offer his legal perspective on insurance and your obligations as the contracted supplier. To round out these two speakers a local representative will give a local perspective on regulation and legal requirements.

  • FPA Australia CEO, Scott Williams, will provide a comprehensive update on the new Public and Product Liability requirements from FPA Australia.

For more information about the seminar, including how you can register, please download the brochure

   In this Issue:

Dates for your Diary

Fire Protection Risk & Insurance
Safeguard yourself and your business
17 Oct WA, 18 Oct SA, 19 Oct QLD, 20 Oct NSW, 21 Oct VIC

TAS 2011 Annual Dinner 
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
21 Oct

NSW 2011 Golf Day
Twin Creeks Golf Club
Fri 4 Nov  

VIC 2011 Golf Day
 Ivanhoe Golf Club
Fri 4 Nov

WA 2011 Dinner Dance 
Hyatt Regency, Perth
 Fri 4 Nov

Fire Australia 2011
The Essentials of the Future: Education and Maintenance
Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia
Wed 16 – Fri 18 Nov

HazMat 2012
Protecting our Community
Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre, Preston, VIC
Wed 9 – Thur 10 May
CLICK HERE for event details...

Refresher Training and Assessment Workshops


Following in the success of the recent Refresher Training & Assessment Workshops in Sydney and Adelaide, FPA Australia is about to launch 3 more workshops across the country, enabling more of our members the opportunity to become competent in PRM20406 Certificate II in Asset Maintenance (Fire Protection Equipment). Participants may choose to complete an entire qualification or may elect to undertake a range of individual units of competency.

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Maintenance Recording and Reporting - Log Book Sale


FPA Australia are about to place a large order with our supplier for our Maintenance Recording and Reporting log books. Due to the size of the order we are able to offer an additional 10% Discount on all log books for the remainder of September 2011. Orders must be places before COB Monday, October 3.

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WA Dinner Dance to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Perth


The Western Australia State Divisional Committee are hosting a dinner dance function. The evening will entail a three course meal, drinks and live entertainment by Earl Cole and Chelsea J Gibson. This is an ideal opportunity to network with industry colleagues, reward your staff and treat your clients. Download the flyer for more information.

Sponsorship is also available  for the dinner function, to be held at the Hyatt Regency on Friday 4 November.

SA Minimum Competencies Update


As you are aware, on numerous occasions the South Australian Membership has indicated to the committee its overwhelming support for establishing minimum competency requirements for persons undertaking maintenance of fire protection systems in South Australia.

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Tasmania 2011 Annual Dinner


The Tasmanian Divisional Committee is once again hosting a social evening of dining and fun for its local members. Guests will enjoy a three course sit down dinner at the picturesque Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. This is open to everyone within the industry and business owners are encouraged to book a table for their staff, clients and partners.

Download the brochure for more information and to register.

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NSW & VIC State Committee Golf Day's


 The New South Wales & Victorian State Divisional Committee's are hosting seperate social golf day's on Friday, November 4. Teams or individuals can enter to win prizes and network with industry colleagues in a relaxed environment. Player registrations are now open for both events.
Some sponsorship options for the NSW Golf Day are still available, which offer exposure to a wide cross section of the industry
Download the NSW flyer for more information and to register, or download the NSW Sponsorship flyer.

Victoria's annual golf day will once again be held at the Ivanhoe Golf Club. Following the same format as previous years this day is sure to sell out quick. Book yourself or your team in early to ensure your place. Plenty of prizes to be won and giveaways for everyone.
Download the VIC flyer for more information and to register.

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Latest GasBag edition now available


The latest edition of GasBag is now available to download. This edition covers news from the last ODS & SGG Board meeting, licence/permits and authorisation updates, qualified persons licence transition process, regulations and your responsibilities, along with news from within the industry.

Download your electronic copy here.

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Fire Australia 2011 Delegate Registration Now Open!


The 2011 conference program has been completed and can be seen at the Conference Program page. The conference committee are proud to offer a wide array yet comprehensive selection of topics and speakers, including three keynotes and an international speaker.
The program also offers several breakout workshops across the three days.
Delegate registration is now open via the Delegate Registration page, which also provides a multiple delegate registration form. The online accommodation booking page link is also available. For a full list of costs and inclusions visit the Fees and Entitlement page.

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Sponsorship and Exhibition options


The Fire Australia 2011 organising committee are now accepting applications for sponsorship options and exhibition booths. The conference offers many opportunites to engage and promote to high level and relevant industry personnel over the three days.
To download a copy of the brochure open the Sponsorship & Exhibition page, and to obtain an updated floor plan for booth availability visit the Sponsors & Exhibitors zone.

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Election to the Board of Directors 2011 nominations


The Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) 2011 Annual General Meeting will be held in Adelaide on Thursday 17 November at the Fire Australia 2011 Conference & Exhibition.
At the AGM two of the six elected Directors to the Board will retire. Three candidates have nominated for election, and the association is in the process of posting ballot papers to all eligible members. We encourage all members to endorse the person you believe is best suited to support the association at Board level. Please complete and return the ballot paper by 4pm on Friday, October 28.

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