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Open-Flued Gas Heater Safety Audit

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

To highlight and identify the life-safety risks posed by poorly installed open-flued gas heaters leaking carbon monoxide, the Victorian Building Authority has launched its 2019 awareness and testing campaign.

The campaign will see 150 newly installed gas heaters in Victorian homes tested over three months, with the results helping to determine whether plumbers need further education and training on installing and commissioning gas heaters.

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Industry guidance on the withdrawal of CertMark International Certificates of Conformity

Friday, 22 March 2019

Certificates of Conformity provided by CertMark International under the CodeMark Certification Scheme are one of the acceptable forms of evidence of suitability in accordance with the National Construction Code.

In determining whether to accept a Certificate as evidence, relevant building surveyors must consider the appropriateness of that evidence, as one type may be suitable for products and materials, while others are better suited to design or form of construction.

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