As a contractor, you require the Fire protection contractor licence to carry out, supervise or certify fire protection work (under contract with a builder or consumer), within the scope of work definition for one of the classes of:
- fire detection, alarm & warning systems
- passive fire protection (fire and smoke walls and ceilings)
- passive fire protection (fire collars, penetrations and joint sealing)
- passive fire protection (fire doors and shutters)
- portable fire equipment and hose reels (hose reels down stream of stop cock only)
- fire hydrants and hose reels
- fire pumps
- sprinkler and suppression systems, reticulated water based
- special hazard suppressions systems
- emergency lighting
- emergency procedures
- fire safety professional.
Being a nominee supervisor licensee entitles you to supervise but not carry out building work within the scope of work prescribed for the particular licence class.
Please Note: Unlicensed contractors are required to state in their advertisements for building work the value of work they are entitled to carry out without a licence. Some examples of statements that comply with these requirements include:
- cannot perform building work valued in excess of $3,300
- cannot perform building work valued at more than $3,300
- only work valued at $3,300 or less.
A penalty applies for an unlicensed contractor who fails to make such a statement in an advertisement.
If an advertisement by an unlicensed person does not refer to any sort of building work, no statement is required.