Victoria: When is a Plumbing Compliance Certificate Required?

The Plumbing Regulations 2008 (Vic) set out the definition and requirements for plumbing work in Victoria. The Regulations also set out the requirements for a Licensed Plumbing Practitioners to issue a Compliance Certificate.

Licensed Plumbing Practitioners, must issue a compliance certificate for all plumbing work that falls into the following types:

    When do I need a Plumbing Industry Compliance Certificate for Sprinkler works?

    Just a little while ago, I received an email from a customer (Greg) who asked an important question about when a Plumbing Industry Compliance Certificate is required for Sprinkler works... Here is my answer...

    500 Million litres of water wasted annually in fire sprinkler tests

    Reported in the Herald Sun on Monday October 13, 2008, the Fire Protection Industry received its first shot across the bow from the main stream media.

    For a number of years now, the fire industry has known about the excessive waste of fresh drinking water used as part of a fire sprinkler test. This water consumption comes from testing of fire sprinklers, fire pump-sets and fire hydrant systems.

    There are now an array of solutions that will enablus to drop this consumption significantly but there is resistance from almost all parts of the building industry.

    Simply put, the capital cost to reduce consumption is far greater than the cost of the water.

    Perhaps this shot by the media might be the catalyst for social change...

    FP-001-01 AS1851 Sprinkler Sub Committee

    Standards Australia is not part of government, they do not make laws or regulations. Australian Standards are not legal documents but many, because of their rigour, are called up into legislation by government and become mandatory. This is a decision made by elected governments, not Standards Australia. Standards are also often incorporated into legal contracts.

    Fire Sprinkler Bulb Temperatures

    Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Bulb Operating Temperature Rating

    An Automatic Fire Sprinkler is a valve used to control the flow of water. It operates as a valve by allowing the flow of water contained in a fire sprinkler system when the heat sensitive element (glass bulb or fusible link) is operated. This is caused when the fire sprinkler is exposed for a sufficient time to a temperature at or above the temperature rating of the heat sensitive element.