Industry Term Abbreviations

SAI “Five Ticks” Standards Mark
API American Petroleum Institute
ASTM ASTM International, formerly known as American Society for Testing and Materials, is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services.
ABCB Australian Building Codes Board – Is a Council of Australian Government (COAG) standards writing body that is responsible for the development of the NCC,
ACTIVE FIRE Australian CSIRO Certificaiton.  The CSIRO ActivFire® Scheme is an Australian Government Agency who verify & certify fire products which may be installed into Federal and State Government Departments.
NCC Australian National Construction Code – minimum necessary requirements for safety & health.  Incorporates all on-site construciton reuirements into a single code and comprised of the BCA (Building Code of Australia)  & PCA (Plumbing Code of Australia)
AS Australian Standards
BENCHMARK Bench Mark Product Certificate
BS British Standard
GLOBAL MARK Cerfiying Body – will test/certify a product to an Australian Standard
JAS-ANZ Cerfiying Body – will test/certify a product to an Australian Standard
FM Factory Mutual Research –  international leader in third-party testing and certification services. Test property loss prevention products and services
FDA Food & Drug Authority
FPA FPAA – Fire Protection Association of Australia – Association for fire safety, providing information, services and education to the fire protection industry and the community.
GL Germanischer Lloyd
CE Marking & Testing so your products are certified and approved to sell throughout the European market. CE Marking ensures products share health, safety and environmental standards. CE compliance is mandatory for all products supplied to the European Union
PTL Plumbing Testing Laboratory – Accredited by NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities)
WATERMARK Potable Drinking WaterMark Product
AFAC The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC) is the peak body for public sector fire, land management and emergency service organisations in Australia and New Zealand
FPAS The Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme
NFIA The National Fire Industry Association (NFIA) is an Australia-wide community of Fire Protection contractors and their people, suppliers, friends and stakeholders
UL Underwriters Laboratory – Global safety science testing, verificaiton and certification