Several Bushfire Prone Planning staff attended the Fire Protection Association Australia BAL Course in late 2015- early 2016 . The course provides participants with the required skills, knowledge and ability to determine a Bushfire Attack Level and provide advice on the required construction provisions.
3 Bushfire Prone Planning staff members have completed the course and achieved BPAD Level 1 Accreditation with FPA Australia.
Mike Scott – BPP Company Director – Perth Hills
Alex Aitken – Operations Officer – Midland Office
Mick Whitelaw – South West Regional Manager – Margaret River
Harvey Waroona Fire (Jan 2016) Photo: Mick Whitelaw
The course covers a wide range of elements including:
• Bushfire behaviour
• Bushfire planning and building legislative requirements in Western Australia
• Assessing and determining bushfire attack levels
• Knowledge of bushfire impact and building design to mitigate bushfire impact;
• Knowledge of bushfire resistant construction
The course is designed for building, planning, environmental and fire safety professionals such as bushfire consultants, town planners, building surveyors and ecological and environmental consultants with an interest in seeking to become accredited bushfire practitioners.
Bushfire Prone Planning aims to have all its staff attend the BAL Level 1 assessors training package in the coming months to ensure our products and services are of the highest quality and compliant with the industry standards.