In the Line of Fire
Fire Safety in Apartment Buildings - Impacts Post 6 April 2020 Reforms
Significant changes to the way fire services are managed in your building are coming into force on 6 April 2020.
This will impact you!
OCN's online forum gets a lot of active discussion around fire services especially the strict inspection regime and costs incurred. In new buildings, there are potential fire system defects that need to be identified and addressed. There is confusion regarding the Owners Corporation rights and roles within the overall Fire Service area.
OCN is running an informative morning seminar covering all aspects of fire in apartment buildings with key industry speakers to help address all your questions.
When: Saturday 14 March 2020, 10am - 1pm (Registration and coffee from 9.30am)
Where: Lavender Room, Kirribilli Club, Harbourview Crescent, Lavender Bay, Sydney
09:30am Registration and coffee
10.00am Opening and welcome - Owners Corporation Network
10.10am April 2020 Reforms: Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA)
The FPA will cover the new licence rules including a clear explanation of the overall principles of fire safety system design and practitioner certification including differentiation of roles: consultants, inspectors and repairers.
Speaker: Paul Waterhouse, State Manager for NSW, Fire Protection Association Australia.
Paul Waterhouse is FPA Australia's State Manager for NSW, as well as coordinating the Association's Local Coordinating Committeed (LCCs) in all states and territories. Paul has more than 20 years' experience in strategy, policy development, change management and stakeholder engagement in construction and government sectors.
10.30am Overall Perspective on Strata Fire Safety: Storm Fire Solutions
This session will cover the scope of fire inspections, i.e what is and is not covered by annual inspections. Fire safety components, smoke alarms, heat detectors, fire hydrants, emergency diesels, water pressure pumps, fire extinguishers and hoses, emergency lighting, Fire Indication Panel, fire emergency (e.g evacuation management) and advice chain.
Speaker: Kurt White, Director, Storm Fire Solutions
Kurt White owns and operates one of Sydney’s fastest growing fire protection companies. After gaining his diesel engineering qualification in the Navy, Kurt joined one of Australia’s largest fire protection companies servicing diesel engines. His thirst for knowledge and willingness to learn saw him train in many facets of the fire protection industry over the years, forging the way for his Competent Fire Safety Practitioner and Fire System Design qualifications. It was during his time working with the larger companies that Kurt saw an opportunity to better service clients, giving them the same level of knowledge and skills that come with a big business, but with small business service and relationships. As a result, Kurt now finds himself one of the most well respected members of the industry.
11.30am Mechanical Ventilation, Quill Essential Services
This session will address the industry confusion about mechanical air handling, smoke control, fire dampers, stairwell pressurization, the impact of new regulation and the scope of fire inspection.
Speaker: Tony Power, Principal, Quill Essential Services
Tony Power is the Principal of Quill Essential Services, a company specializing in fire and smoke control of ventilation systems in buildings. Tony has five decades' experience in commercial air conditioning and ventilation systems and has specialized in fire and smoke control for the last 25 years. He was an early leader in smoke control forming a specialist team in the early nineties when smoke control in buildings was not well understood. Advising to developers builder strata and building owners he has a practical attitude and always achieves value for building owners where possible. Tony continues to mentor technicians in the art of smoke control and in his HVAC career has seen over 50 apprentices to complete their training.
11.50am AFSS and Fire Orders
This session will cover the likely changes to the AFSS or to the inspection regime and the approach for Fire Orders as a result of the new reforms.
Want a question raised at the event? Drop a line to email@example.com for consideration.
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OCN members - FREE OF CHARGE
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Any members introducing a non-member to OCN will be entered into a prize draw to win a $200 voucher for Catalina in Rose Bay.
NON OCN MEMBERS - $55 (incl GST)*
*The $55 event fee entitles you to complimentary membership of OCN until 30 June 2020.
Membership is available to residential strata owners only.
This event is kindly sponsored by:
How to Get to The Kirribilli Club
The Kirribilli Club is just a short stroll from Milsons Point train station. Take the Alfred Street exit from Milsons Point train station, head north along Alfred Street and turn left at the roundabout which is Lavender Street. Make your way down the hill and turn left at Harbourside Crescent. Kirribilli Club is situated on the left-hand side of 11 Harbourview Crescent, directly opposite “Wendy’s Garden”.
Kirribilli Club has 65 car spaces, located on Basement Levels 1 and 2. Car spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.
- Turn left just past the entrance to the Club (11 Harbourview Crescent), you will see the car park sign.
- The car park is a ticket in and a ticket out system, so all you need to do is press the button on your way in and a ticket will be printed, and the boom gate will open.
- Keep your ticket with you, and please have it validated at Reception before leaving the Club.
See you there!
Please note that the schedule is subject to change without notice.
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