Stakeholder members contribute to the functioning of the FPASA through funding, participation on the Association’s Board of Directors, Annual General Meeting attendance and voting, and participation on the Insurer Project Advisory Committee (IPAC) which provides input, guidance and monitoring of insurer projects and research work conducted by the Association. This presently includes the fire brigade evaluation project, participation on SANS Committees and representing the insurance industry on relevant forums such as the Fire Brigade Board and National Fire Service Advisory Committee.
Some funding is channeled to goodwill work and support of the library/information centre while the bulk of the funding is used for initiatives to help reduce potential insurer losses. This is expedited through representation to facilitate and improve legislation, legal compliance, codes/standards and best practice regarding fire safety management and manual intervention in the workplace and professional fire service.
Stakeholder benefits include:
- Corporate membership benefits for the head office and the main branch in each region;
- Additional discounts on member fees for training, technical services and publications;
- Library loan facility; and
- Feedback and reports from all insurer projects and representation activities.
Stakeholder membership is presently limited to short-term insurance companies and re-insurers.
Other interested parties are, however, welcome to submit an application, with motivation, for consideration by the Managing Director.