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OCN Webinar: In the Line of Fire - Fire Safety in Apartment Buildings - Impacts Post July 2020 Reforms

OCN is running this event online. The event was originally scheduled for March but was unfortunately cancelled due to Covid-19. 

In the Line of Fire

Fire Safety in Apartment Buildings - Impacts Post July 2020 Reforms

OCN & City of Sydney Webinar 


Get the very latest expert information on the new fire safety reforms for apartment buildings and how it will impact you in our free webinar on Wednesday June 3 2020.

With new rules due to come into force on 1 July 2020, now is the time to find out all you need to know in the hugely important topic of fire safety, including the new licence rules, the scope of inspections and emergency planning.

Fred Tuckwell, Director of OCN will lead the discussion. Fred will be joined by key industry speakers including Paul Waterhouse, State Manager for NSW, Fire Protection Association Australia (FPA); Kurt White, Director, Storm Fire Solutions and Tony Power, Principal, Quill Essential Services and Bhoomi Patel, Senior Fire Officer, City of Sydney and Luke Farrell, Fire Safety & Essential Services Specialist, Health & Building, City of Sydney. 

This webinar is for you if you are involved in, or concerned about fire safety in your building. It will clear up any confusion over your rights and roles around fire safety and your strata community.  


When:  Wednesday 3 June 2020 1pm on Zoom



July 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 




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    



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     



FSS and Fire Orders, City of Sydney

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.                    

Speakers: Bhoomi Patel, Senior Fire Safety Officer, City of Sydney and Luke Farrell, Fire Safety & Essential Services Specialist, Health and Building, City of Sydney 



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3rd June 2020 1:00 PM   through   2:00 PM

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