The protection of the community through the maintenance and administration of a suite of appraisal and listing schemes is one the important roles within the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, division of Materials Science and Engineering (CSIRO-MSE).
CSIRO-MSE, is responsible for the maintenance and administration of the ActivFire® Scheme and maintaining the Register of Fire Protection Equipment.
As a Registered Testing Authority, defined in the Building Code of Australia, CSIRO-MSE operates well-equipped laboratories throughout Australia, including the services provided by Fire Systems Group at the Highett, Victoria site. Specific facilities include:
Within the structure of CSIRO-MSE, the ActivFire® Scheme operates independently, but
is backed by the expertise the laboratory has in the testing and evaluation of fire