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All building components and systems should be constructed in ways that meets the requirements of the NCC, meet the intended purpose of the product or system being used, and be installed in an appropriate manner. There are guidelines in the NCC which outline what ‘evidence of suitability’ is acceptable. This includes Codemark certificates, certificates of accreditation, certificates from a certification body, reports from accredited test laboratories, certificates and reports from professional engineers and any other form of documentary evidence.
The following table lists the principal fire tests that are common practice in Australia and referenced through the NCC. They can be applied in a variety of ways to meet the performance provisions of the NCC. This can be done either individually or in combination with other tests / information / calculations in order to demonstrate ‘evidence of suitability’.
Learn about fire resistance criteria used in testing.
Information on the large-scale, reaction to fire and resistance to fire tests developed in response to insurance industry requirements.
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Learn about the procedures of large-scale system testing for Compliance and Insurer Approval
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Understanding the AS5113 standard in Australia
Discover more about the stringent insurance industry requirements that have led to the development of specific insurer-driven large-scale fire tests.
Learn about the requirements of the fire safety building regulations
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