Covid 19 – Pump Industry an Essential Industry
THE PIA CALLS FOR THE PUMP INDUSTRY TO BE DECLARED AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE
The PIA has sent a letter to the Prime Minister and National Cabinet calling for the government to declare the pump sector an essential service, ensuring pump companies can continue to operate in the event of stricter lockdown measures. The PIA notes that currently the sector is considered an essential service only in NSW, and is seeking this to apply in all states and territories.
As pumps are at the heart of most major services that Australians rely on, keeping the sector operating is essential to maintain these services.
The PIA acknowledges the severity of COVID-19, and fully supports the need for tighter controls to prevent further spread of the disease, and is confident its Members and the sector as a whole can continue to operate safely within the restrictions put in place by the government to ensure services the nation requires can continue operating efficiently and reliably.
To read the full letter click here:PIA Letter to Govt
26 March 2020. PIA have received a response to our above letter from the Chief Ministers office ACT. A synopsis of this letter is given in our Presidents letter to PIA members: Click here to read JI Letter to Members 26/3/2020
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If you are involved in supplying, installing or using Firepumps the following information will be important to you !
FIREPUMP COMPLIANCE MATTERS
Since the introduction of AS 2941-2013 in the Australian market, a great deal of work has been done by PIA and FPAA to ensure close compliance to the specific requirements listed in the Standard. Electric and Diesel driven Firepumps are often complex units, which are vital in the protection of life and property in sprinklered buildings. It is important to verify that every unit complies with the technical requirements of AS 2941 to ensure absolute reliability. A checklist has now been produced for all suppliers of this type of equipment to use at the key stages of design, manufacture and installation and we hope it will be adopted by the Industry over time.
We encourage all members to introduce this checklist into their QA program to improve the overall level of compliance and this may be downloaded from the PIA website without charge.
Pump Industry Australia Inc. is an Association established to support and promote businesses operating in the Australian Pump Industry. Our aim is to help in the promotion of our members and their products and services and to provide opportunities to develop their personel through the provision of Technical Publications, Training Courses, Seminars and Networking meetings.
Please explore our site to learn more about our member companies and what we as an Association provide in support of the Industry at large.
Take advantage of the ability to purchase our publications and participate in our events. Want to know more about us and who we represent? Download our Corporate Profile.
Phone – Credit Card Payment Facility
The PIA is pleased to announce we can now accept credit Card payments over the phone. We can process either Visa or Master Cards by calling 02-65690160 or 0418225810. You can now pay your PIA accounts for;
- Book Purchases
- Events : Seminars, Workshops, & Special events
The PIA continues to improve its services to all who use our facilities.
What’s on next: We have an exciting program of events planned for 2020 and will be visiting all states with PIA activities, Keep up to date with what is coming your way by regularly visiting the home page of our website.