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Fire Hose Reels in Office Buildings

13th January 2017

Regulation Impact Statement for Consultation โ€“ Australian Building Codes Board

In November 2016, the Australian Buildings Codes Board (ABCB) released a Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) which assesses the need for fire hose reels in new office buildings.

This Consultation RIS considers whether the fire safety objectives of the National Construction Code (NCC) for Class 5 (office) buildings can be more cost effectively achieved by removing the requirement to install fire hose reels.

The Consultation RIS has been approved by the OBPR.

Comments are invited by close of business Friday, 16 December 2016, and can be emailed to

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