We provide a wide range of fire safety consulting and testing services. These include testing and certification of fire detection and alarm systems, testing and certification of the fire resistance and reaction to fire of building elements and construction, and fire-suppression systems. We also provide independent and objective fire safety engineering expertise and evaluation.
The CSIRO Fire Science and Technology Laboratory combines expertise and full-scale fire test capabilities to simulate a wide range of fire scenarios, providing a unique fire research, consulting and testing facility to industry. We carry out testing, certification and standardisation in the areas of reaction to fire and fire resistance. We have developed comprehensive testing […]
CSIRO Fire Engineering provides an independent and objective fire safety engineering consultancy for innovative solutions that satisfy or exceed the required level of fire safety, while satisfying the demand for cost efficiency and flexibility. Capabilities CSIRO provides fire engineering expertise and services to numerous building and infrastructure design projects.Our capabilities and experience cover: • Fire […]
Conformity evaluation services for a wide range of fire detection and alarm system products. The Fire Systems laboratory provides services through which national and international producers of fire detection and alarms system components can demonstrate conformity to relevant Australian (AS) and International (ISO) standards.The laboratory is accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) for […]
Due to the significant number of buildings nationwide to be tested, and the time constraints inherent in the current situation, CSIRO has developed a rapid materials identification method for ACP. While not intended as an alternative to the standard fire test for this application (AS 1530.1) referenced in the NCC, this method provides an initial analysis and additional information on the characteristics of particular ACP materials.
Flooring Test to AS ISO 9239.1:2003 (R 2016) CSIRO offer flooring tests to AS ISO 9239.1:2003 (R 2016) ‘Reaction to fire tests for floorings Part 1: Determination of the burning behaviour using a radiant heat source‘. This determines the critical radiant flux and smoke development rate of the product. The results can be used to […]
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has released a research report into the efficacy of residential smoke alarms. The report details the results of 25 scenarios that were tested in a specially constructed two bedroom unit at FRNSW’s test facility in Londonderry in NSW. The two bedroom unit was constructed using various modern furnishings and furniture […]
We’ve developed a guideline to help the construction industry better understand how to ensure compliance with the relevant codes and standards for fire safety of external walls on high-rise buildings.
The Australian Building Codes Board have published an advisory note on the fire performance of external wall cladding. Developed in response to the Building Ministers’ Forum, the document provides guidance on interpretation of the National Construction Code. It is available for download from the ABCB website.