Changes to fire hydrants, hose reels and pumps licences
Most of the fire hydrants, hose reels and pumps licences transitioned to the water-based fire system stream under the new framework which commenced on 1 May 2021.
Key changes for transitioned licensees:
- There are changes for licensees transitioning to the new ‘certify’ classes.
- ‘Install and maintain’ classes transitioned with no upskilling requirement and includes a broader range of commercial and industrial water-based fire systems.
- The ‘fire hydrants and hose reels - inspect and test’ class transitioned to the new portable stream ‘install and maintain’ class with the following scope of work:
- install and maintain portable firefighting appliances - AND
- maintain, but not including inspecting and testing, fire hose reel systems downstream of the point of attachment of the fire hose to the drum - AND
- inspect and test unpumped fire hose reel systems - AND
- inspect and test unpumped fire hydrant systems, restricted to carrying out the tasks mentioned in the 6-monthly fire hydrant service schedules under AS 1851 - AND
- inspect and test portable firefighting appliances.
- Licensees who held a 'fire hydrants and hose reels - inspect and test' licence at 30 April 2021 will have a temporarily expanded scope of work to include the former scope of work of this class until 31 October 2021 being:
- inspect and test fire hydrants and fire hose reels
- The ‘fire pumps - inspect and test’ class is a continuing class of licence and may be held by transitioning licensees with no change to the current scope of work.
For more information, see the following fact sheets:
- Changes to licence classes for portable fire equipment, hose reels and fire hydrants (PDF)
- Changes to licence classes for fire pumps, hydrants, hose reels and sprinkler systems (PDF).
Former licence classes that have transitioned: