Other Standards

Security for healthcare facilities

Australian Standards for security in healthcare facilities have been published, providing guidance for the development and implementation of effective security systems for healthcare facilities.

AS 4485.1:2021 Security for healthcare facilities, Part 1: General requirements, and

AS 4485.2:2021 Security for healthcare facilities, Part 2: Procedures guide

The Standards are designed to set out the policy, principles, and common procedures necessary to establish and maintain an effective security service for healthcare facilities. There are guidelines for both General Requirements and Procedures.

Guarding and Patrol

AS/NZS 4421:2011- Guard and patrol security services

AS 5350.1 - Privately contracted security and detection dogs, Part 1: Acquisition, welfare, training, deployment and retirement

AS 5350.2 - Privately contracted security and detection dogs, Part 2: Training and certification of dogs and handlers

Risk Management

AS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 - Risk Management Set: Principles and Guidelines

More information can also be found at: http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/iso31000.htm

ISO Guide 73 – Risk Management Vocabulary which provides guidance in the use of risk management terminology with the aim of encouraging a coherent approach in this area.

Key smoke detector / Alarm standards

AS 12239-2004 Fire detection and fire alarm systems – Smoke alarms

AS 1603.2-1997 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems – point type smoke detectors Amendment-1998 to AS 1603.2-1997

AS 1603.7-1996 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems – optical beam smoke detectors Amendment-2001 to AS 1603.7-1996

AS 1603.8-1996 Automatic fire detection and alarm systems – multi point aspirated smoke detectors

AS 1670.1-2004 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems – system design, installation, and commissioning – Fire Amendment 1-2005 to AS 1670.1-2004

AS 1670.4-2004 Fire detection, warning, control and intercom systems – sound systems and intercom systems for emergency purposes

AS 3786-1993 to AS 3786-2014 Smoke alarms

AS 7240.7-2004 Fire detection and alarm systems – point type smoke detectors using scattered light, transmitted light or ionisation.

AS 7240.12-2007 Fire detection and alarm systems – line type smoke detectors using a transmitted optical beam.

Please be aware: If the installation of smoke detectors and/or alarms is intended, Members are strongly advised to consult the Building Code of Australia (BCA), which sets out the requirements for the positioning of smoke detectors and other essential fire alarm installation parameters, and calls up all of the above Standards. The BCA is available from the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), www.abcb.gov.au

NOTE: On 1 January 2017 the QLD government introduced important changes to smoke alarm legislation. The changes impact the work performed by security installers. Further changes are slated for 1 January 2027.

Copies of the Standards can be purchased from SAI Global.