Essential Safety Measures

Course overview
Target audience
Locations and dates

Once a building is constructed the owner is responsible for upkeep and maintenance – particularly its life safety features, or essential safety measures.

Learn about the equipment and systems used for HVAC-based fire and smoke control in buildings, as well as the legislated performance requirements for these systems. Find out what is necessary for maintenance to the requirements of state and territory legislation and the Australian Standard AS 1851-2012: Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment

Use that understanding to advise clients of what level of maintenance and performance testing is required by the Regulations and what the Standard specifies must be maintained, and how often.


General course information

Delivery method: Face to face and in-house
Length: 8 hours (full day)
Assessment included: No assessment
Costs: AIRAH members $625 (including GST), non-members $825 (including GST)

Topics covered

  • Purpose and application of fire and smoke control
  • Introduction to the regulatory framework
  • Fire dampers
  • Testing and commissioning smoke control systems
  • Certification – prior to occupancy and annually
  • Maintenance of essential services – AS1851


This course is designed for

  • Technicians 
  • Supervisors



Registrations are now open for the 2019 Essential Safety Measures training courses.

Locations and dates 

Western Australia
South Australia
May 9
  May 14   May 16
  May 21
Mantra On Russell
222 Russell St
Fraser Suites Perth
10 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth

  Rydges Adelaide
1 South Terrace
  Capri on Fraser
80 Albert St
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New South Wales 


May 28

Primus Hotel
339 Pitt St

Register here   



Please call AIRAH on (03) 8623 3000 or email for more information.