Essential Safety Measures

Overview


Following a building’s construction, owners are responsible for their upkeep and maintenance – particularly life-safety features, or essential safety measures.

This course gives an overview of the codes and standards related to the control of fire and smoke within buildings in Australia. It covers the use of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and is designed for technicians and supervisors – specifically those involved in the commissioning, inspection, testing and maintenance of HVAC systems. 
 

Course structure

1

To establish the importance of the material covered in the course, it begins with a discussion on the life-safety issues and a summary of the legal reasons that HVAC systems must be equipped with fire and smoke control features.

2

Explore the equipment and systems used for HVAC-based fire and smoke control in buildings, as well as the legislated performance requirements for these systems.

3

Find out what is necessary for maintenance to the requirements of state and territory legislation and the Australian StandardAS 1851-2012: Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment.

4

Finish off by applying your understanding. Learn how to advise clients of what level of maintenance and performance testing is required by the regulations, as well as what the Standard specifies must be maintained and how often.

 

Topic highlights

Life-safety and legal imperatives for fire and smoke control

 

Theoretical methods used by HVAC systems to control fire and smoke

 

Objectives of AS/NZS 1668.1:2015

 

Equipment or systems used for HVAC fire and smoke control:

Equipment that blocks fire and smoke – fire and smoke dampers

 

Systems that restrict smoke movement – exit pressurisation and smoke control

Systems that keep smoke above occupants’ heads – smoke vents and exhaust

Ancillary equipment and support systems

Making the fire and smoke control systems work — and proving it

 

Testing and commissioning smoke control system

 

Certification – prior to occupancy and annually

 

 

Maintaining fire and smoke control systems - Australian StandardAS 1851-2012: Routine service of fire protection systems and equipment

 

 



CPD

General course information

 

Face-to-face

Delivery method:
Face to face or in-house

Face-to-face

Length:
8 hours (full day)

Face-to-face

Enrolment:
Maximum of 25 people per course

Assessment/activities
No formal assessment, but participants will be involved in different activities relating to the course content throughout the day.

Course candidates


Prices

 



AIRAH members $625

Non-member price

Non-members $825

Course pricing includes GST

Register

Registrations are now open and spaces are limited. Please click one of the below links to sign up for a 2019 Essential Safety Measures training course in your preferred city. You may also register by downloading, completing and returning the registration form.
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Contact

Please call AIRAH on (03) 8623 3000 or email training@airah.org.au for more information.