Changes to portable fire equipment licences

Portable fire equipment and hose reel licences transitioned to the portable stream under the new framework which commenced on 1 May 2021. 

Diagram depicting transition of old licence class to new portable stream

Key changes for transitioning licensees:

  • There are changes for licensees transitioning to the new ‘certify’ classes 
  • ‘Install and maintain’ class automatically transitioned, however the scope of work for licensees who transitioned from the 'fire hydrants and hose reels - inspect and test' licence class also temporarily includes, until 31 October 2021, the former scope of work (inspect and test of fire hydrants and hose reels). From 1 November 2021, licensees will require an additional class for this work.

For more information about licensees transitioning to the portable stream from the fire hydrants and hose reels - inspect and test class, refer to:

Former licence classes that have transitioned: