CFA invites expressions of interest for a vacancy on a Standards Australia Technical Committee primarily concerned with improving the ability of buildings in designated bushfire-prone areas to better withstand attack from bushfire.

Improving the design and construction of buildings to minimize damage from the effects of bushfire gives a measure of protection to the building occupants as well as to the building itself. It is but one of several measures available to property owners and occupiers to address damage during bushfire.

The Consumers’ Federation of Australia plays an important role in ensuring consumer interests are represented in the development of Australian Standards as part of the CFA Standards Project.

Volunteer consumer representatives are expected to participate in all meetings of their committee, to participate in out of meeting electronic communication and to develop their standards through negotiation and consensus with the rest of the committee. The Committee will meet 3-4 times per year (some via teleconference) and representatives are reimbursed for their travel expenses.

Standards are published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and perform the way they were intended. They establish the common language which defines quality and safety criteria.

More information is available about Standards Australia and the CFA Standards Project.

Please send your details to the Standards Coordinator standards@consumeraction.org.au by 24 June 2015.

For further information please contact the Standards Coordinator standards@consumeraction.org.au.

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