HazMat, the premier hazardous materials conference and exhibition has concluded for 2012. The conference and exhibition, which was sponsored by the NSW Environmental Protection Authority, brought together many well known industry professionals from around the country.
The conference was well attended with 190 delegates and 16 major exhibitors on hand.
Keynote speaker Richard Martyn, program supervisor, management analyst and on-scene coordinator from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (pictured above) was a conference highlight as were the two pre-conference workshops chaired by John Frangos, senior toxicologist from Golder Associates and Richard Greenwood, HazMat 2012 panelist and senior consultant at Noel Arnold & Associates.
The conference was again presented by Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA Australia) and was officially opened by FPA Australia CEO Scott Williams, who called the event a major success.
"HazMat 2012 has once again proved to be the most important hazardous materials and chemical management conference of the year," he said.
"The Association would like to thank all those who attended as well as everyone who assisted in delivering this highly informative event."
Focus On The Future at FPA Australia Update & Insurance Seminars
In April FPA Australia hosted a series of six free information seminars focusing on recent growth and developments within the Association and the fire protection industry.
The seminars also featured information for fire protection providers on the vital role of insurance in the industry and the need for a better understanding of the different insurance types and their functions. The seminars were run in all Australian states and attracted a diverse audience of industry professionals and related stakeholders.
Seminar speakers included Glenn Talbot, FPA Australia National President (top right), Scott Williams, FPA Australia CEO (top left), Chris Wyborn, Senior Technical Officer, FPA Australia (bottom right) and Alan Wilson, Managing Director of Alan Wilson Insurance Brokers (bottom left).
Great Turnout for NSW Annual Fire Safety Statements Myths & Mysteries Event
Early this month FPA Australia NSW State Divisional Committee held a seminar and panel discussion session on NSW Annual Fire Safety Statements, as part of the ongoing Myths & Mysteries seminar series.
NSW legislation requires building owners to submit a completed Annual Fire Safety Statement (AFSS) for their premises to council every year. There has been some confusion in the industry about the process of completing and lodging these statements.
The seminar brought together an expert panel of representatives (pictured) including Allan Harriman from BCA Logic, Alan Host from the Department of Planning and Infrastructure, Warwick Isemonger from Fire & Rescue NSW, Greg Richards from Sutherland Shire Council, Tom Cooper from Ku-Ring-Ga Council, Robert Lawrence from Auburn Council and Vic Lilli from Vic Lilli & Associates.
The informative and engaging event was attended by almost 200 people. FPA Australia is currently considering the production of an official Good Practice Guide in relation to Annual Fire Safety Statements.
VIC State Divisional Committee Donates $5,000 to Royal Children's Hospital
The Victorian State Divisional Committee of FPA Australia has donated $5,000 to the Royal Children’s Hospital FPA Australia/Paediatric Burns Staff Development Scholarship Foundation.
The foundation was set up to help deliver specialist burns and fire injury training to nurses at the Royal Children's Hospital Burns Unit.
The 2012 Victorian Charity Dinner & Fundraiser was held at the Manningham function centre, Bulleen, VIC and was attended by around 100 guests who were treated to a three course meal and entertainment. FPA Australia would like to congratulate the Victorian Divisional Committee and members for another outstanding fund raising effort.
FPA Australia and Chisholm Institute Sign Memorandum Of Understanding
FPA Australia has formally recognised its strong relationship with the Chisholm Institute of Tafe in Victoria with the signing of a joint Memorandum Of Understanding in April. The agreement formalises the ongoing relationship between the Association and Chisholm in order to promote:
The qualifications / cabling registration application process, where relevant, through networks and publications of both organisations
Seminars, workshops and conferences of both organisations
The roles and responsibilities of each organisation within the telecommunications, fire, security and data industries in Australia
The important role of the governing body the Australian Communications & Media Authority and relevant registrars including FPA Australia
The Agreement was signed by FPA Australia CEO Scott Williams (centre) and Chisholm Institute Director, Centre for Integrated Engineering & Science John McKay (right).
MEDIA RELEASE: ACMA Reviewing Training Requirements for Registered Cabling Providers
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has amended the regulatory requirements for cabling providers who install specialised cabling within customer premises.
To support the effective management of standards development activities, Standards Australia has developed 12 industry sectors through which strategic priorities are supported and managed internally. The Standards Australia May 12012 Sector Updates are now available.
Walt Disney World To Share Their FM Magic At Total Facilities Live 2012
Jim Marshall, Senior Manager of Walt Disney World's Integrated Facility Plan will be speaking at Total Facilities Live 2012.
Jim's presentation focuses on the "Technology Behind the Magic" and will give you an overview of how Walt Disney World manage technology globally at their resorts in the U.S., Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo and soon Shanghai. Learn more about Total Facilities Live 2012 here or register now here.
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