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Smoke Control and Fire Dampers

Stop the Spread


Do you know the principles of fire and smoke control and how to design a complying system?

Or how to specify the right damper for the right job?

This one day course outlines how AS/NZS 1668.1 applies the principles of smoke control in multi-compartment buildings. Why is smoke control required in buildings? What are the hazards generated by smoke and how does smoke move? Plus details on occupant escape.

This course also examines the specification, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire and smoke dampers, and provides the information required to determine the proper parameters for selection, installation, commissioning and essential maintenance of fire dampers and smoke dampers in use in buildings.


Key topics

  • Purpose and application of fire and smoke control
  • Selection, design and development of a smoke control system
  • Fire protection of openings
  • System activation and operation
  • Testing and commissioning smoke control systems
  • Purpose and application of fire and smoke dampers
  • Performance and installation requirements of fire, smoke and air control dampers
  • Standard commissioning and maintenance requirements for fire and smoke dampers

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About the presenter


Simon Hill, L.AIRAH  

Simon represents AIRAH on Standards Australia's Ventilation and Air Conditioning Committee ME62. He is chair of the sub-committees responsible for fire and smoke control in multi-compartment buildings, fire dampers, and maintenance of fire and smoke control features of mechanical services. Simon has been involved in contracting, design and engineering management in the air conditioning industry for close to 40 years and has delivered seminars and training for AIRAH related to AS1668.1 and AS1682 since 1991.


This course is designed for:

  • Mechanical design engineers
  • Mechanical services contractors
  • Architects
  • Building surveyors
  • Council inspectors
  • Facility managers
  • Project managers

In-house training

The AS/NZS1668 & AS1682 seminar can also be run at your work place.

If you have 10-12 people interested in taking the course, please contact:

Melanie O'Mara
Ph: (03) 8623 3016


Cancellation and refund policy


Registration may be cancelled up to five working days prior to commencement of the course with participants either transferring to another course / event or receiving a refund less a 20% administration fee. No refund will be given where cancellation is 24 hours or less. In all other cases of cancellation the extent of any refund will be at the discretion of AIRAH.

You may substitute another participant at any time prior to the event date should the nominated person be unable to attend. Where the course has entry requirements these must be met by any substitute participant. Where a non member replaces a member the difference between member and non member rates will be charged. Requests for refund can be made by email to


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