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Feedback sought on Acceptable Solutions C/AS 2–7 – alternative format

Posted: 1 August 2016

MBIE is gathering feedback on what would work best – a new format for the current set of Protection from fire Acceptable Solutions or the existing format.

The proposed format is the result of a joint initiative, developed by MBIE working with sector representatives as part of the Fire Programme. The proposed format:

  • amalgamates six documents into one (C/AS2-7)
  • simplifies how to find and use information
  • includes an increased use of tables in place of text.

You have a chance to test the option and help develop a solution. We’re holding six workshops around the country in August and September. We encourage you to attend, but register promptly as spaces are limited.

Register your interest for the Fire Code Clause Acceptable Solutions sessions

The workshops are aimed at gauging stakeholder views on whether we should formally propose a change to the format for the Acceptable Solutions. If the weight of stakeholder feedback favours the new format, we will put the proposal out for formal consultation, probably in early 2017.

It is important that we get as broad a base of feedback from stakeholders as we can. Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think might be interested.

Following the workshop series we will be able to send soft copies of the proposed document to interested people and those unable to attend.

You can read more about the Fire Review on our MBIE Corporate website.

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