News and Updates


ActivFire® Scheme – News and Updates


[03-May-2024]: ActivFire® Newly Published Advisory Notes AN-005, AN-009, AN-010 and AN-013

Four new Advisory Notes for ActivFire and CSIRO Fire Systems Laboratory have been published.

  • CSIRO-AN-005 provides information about ActivFire verification and validation of test reports to Australian Standards by non-Recognised Agency for Conformity Evaluation (RACE).
  • CSIRO-AN-009 provides information about re-certification of smoke alarms to AS 3786:2023.
  • CSIRO-AN-010 provides information about re-certification of Fire Detection Control and Indicating Equipment (FDCIE) to AS 7240.2:2018.
  • CSIRO-AN-013 provides information about re-certification Power Supply Equipment (PSE) to AS 7240.4:2018.

[01-May-2024]: New ActivFire® Scheme Website

ActivFire today launched its new and improved website. We would like to advise all to keep an eye out for scheme updates through the news and updates page, and the newsletter page.

Access to the Certificates of Conformity will be through the members centre tab.


[15-April-2024]: ActivFire® Newly Published Advisory Notes AN-003 and AN-015

Two new Advisory Notes in regards to the updated requirements for the evaluation and certification of AS 1074 steel pipes and flexible tube assemblies by ActivFire has been published. Please click on the links below to open the document.

CSIRO-AN-003 and CSIRO-AN-015.


[12-April-2024]: ActivFire® Newsletter 7

The first newsletter for 2024 providing a general update in regards to ActivFire has been published. You can find the newsletter here.


[02-April-2024]: ActivFire® Newly Published Technical Specification TS-019

A new Technical Specification for ActivFire and CSIRO’s Fire Systems Laboratory has been published in regards to the evaluation and verification of evidence of conformity of fluorine free liquid extinguishing agents used for the fire protection for mobile and transportable equipment. Please click on the link below to open the document.

CSIRO-TS019


[13-February-2024]: ActivFire® Newly Published Advisory Note AN-014

A new Advisory Note in regards to the verification and validation of product packaging, labels and manual updates for ActivFire certified products has been published. Please click on the link below to open the document.

CSIRO-AN-014


[09-February-2024]: ActivFire® Newly Published Advisory Note AN-012

A new Advisory Note in regards to the definition and requirements of an Agent/Distributor for ActivFire has been published. This is an important advisory note for ActivFire certified products that are distributor and sold in Australia. Please click on the link below to open the document.

CSIRO-AN-012


[01-February-2024]: ActivFire® Newly Published Technical Specification TS-018

A new Technical Specification for ActivFire and CSIRO’s Fire Systems Laboratory has been published in regards to evaluation and verification of evidence of conformity fire alarm monitoring centres. Please click on the link below to open the document

CSIRO-TS018


[23-January-2024]: ActivFire® Updated Document AF-D003

An updated fee schedule has been published for ActivFire. It will be effective from 1 Feb 2024. Please click on the link below to open the document.

AF-D003-ListingServicesFees


[10-January-2024]: ActivFire® Updated Documents AF-D001 and AF-D004, and Newly Published Document AF-D005

ActivFire’s Rules Governing ActivFire® Scheme and Rules Governing Appeals and Complaints document has been updated. The new document for the Terms of Reference of the ActivFire Technical Advisory Panel (AFTAP) has also been published. Please click on the links below to open the documents.

AF-D001-rulesGoverningActivFire, AF-D004-ActivFireComplaints, and AF-D005-TermsofRefAFTAP


[09-January-2024]: ActivFire® Newly Published Advisory Notes AN-006 and AN-008

Two new Advisory Notes for ActivFire and CSIRO’s Fire Systems Laboratory have been published. They are in regards to evaluation and verification of evidence of conformity for the fire prevention and protection for mobile and transportable equipment and gaseous fire extinguishing systems . Please click on the links below to open the documents.

CSIRO-AN-006 and CSIRO-AN-008


[15-December-2023]: ActivFire® Updated Advisory Note AN-001

An updated advisory note for ActivFire has been published effective 15-Dec-2023 in regards to the evaluation and certification of VRSLA batteries. Please click on the link below to open the document.

CSIRO-AN-001


[14-December-2023]: ActivFire® Newsletter 6

This is the fourth newsletter for 2023. A general update in regards to ActivFire. Please click on the link below to open the newsletter.

ActivFire_eNews06_Dec23


[14-December-2023]: ActivFire® Advisory Note AN-011

A new advisory note for ActivFire has been published detailing the 2024 revalidation process and key dates.

CSIRO-AN-011


[11-December-2023]: ActivFire® Newly Published Advisory Note AN-007 and Technical Specification TS-016 

A new Technical Specification and Advisory Note for ActivFire and CSIRO’s Fire Systems Laboratory has been published in regards to evaluation and verification of evidence of conformity for the condensed aerosol fire extinguishing systems. Please click on the links below to open the documents.

CSIRO-AN-007 and CSIRO-TS016


[30-November-2023]: ActivFire® Updated Advisory Note AN-004

An updated advisory note for ActivFire has been published effective 30-Nov-2023 in regards to evaluation and verification of evidence of conformity for the extinguishment of Li-Ion batteries. Please click on the link below to open the document.

CSIRO-AN-004


[14-July-2023]: ActivFire® Newsletter 5

This is the third newsletter for 2023. A general update in regards to ActivFire. Please click on the link below to open the newsletter.

ActivFire_eNews05_Jul23


[31-March-2023]: ActivFire® Newsletter 4

This is the second newsletter for 2023. A reminder that a majority of CoCs are now due for revalidation. The newsletter also provides ActivFire updates. Please click on the link below to open the newsletter.

ActivFire_eNews04_Apr23


[20-February-2023]: ActivFire® Newly Published Product Withdrawal Form AF-F009

A new form for ActivFire has been published for request to withdraw from ActivFire’s Register of Fire Protection equipment. Please click on the link below to open the document.

AF-F009-ProductWithdrawal


[10-February-2023]: ActivFire® Newly Published Advisory Note AN-004

A new advisory note for ActivFire has been published effective 10-Feb-2023 in regards to the extinguishment of Li-Ion batteries. Please click on the link below to open the document.

CSIRO-AN-004


[01-February-2023]: ActivFire® Updated Document AF-D003

A new listing service fee document for ActivFire has been published effective 1-Feb-2023. Please click on the link below to open the document.

AF-D003-ListingServicesFees


[12-January-2023]: ActivFire® Updated Advisory Note AN-001

With the publication of TS-015 for VRSLA batteries, AN-001 has been updated to provide more information on the changes to certification provided by CSIRO. Please click on the link below to open the advisory note.

CSIRO-AN-001


[09-January-2023]: ActivFire® Newsletter 3

Happy New Year! This is the first e-News issue for 2023 in which we provide some updates about the ActivFire Scheme. Please click on the link below to open the newsletter.

ActivFire_eNews03_Jan23