QLD/NT Chapter | Brisbane | Fundamentals of Assessing, Inspecting and Commissioning Fire Safety Systems

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Brisbane International Hotel Virginia | 6 CPD Points | Nigel Curwen and Amy Seppelt

About this Event -  28 March 2019

Fundamentals of Assessing, Inspecting and Commissioning Fire Safety Systems for Compliance with the National Construction Code

This event is now full. To be placed on the waiting list please email training@aibs.com.au

This training session will review all aspects of the installed fire systems, including; onsite pumps and location, combined sprinkler and hydrant systems, water sources including fire and street hydrants and the impacts that these have on water supply to enable fire service attendance. 

A practical approach is to be deployed showing the design and mechanical aspects on inspecting and certification of these systems under relevant Australian Standards. 

This training session is well suited to building surveyors either in the private building surveyors or local governments who deal with all classification types of buildings that require active fire safety systems to be installed. No matter if you have only basic knowledge of inspecting fire safety systems to be installed or a senior building surveyor with many years of experience, this training event will be for you. 

This training session will be delivered in three parts;

  1. Queensland Infrastructure Branch, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services requirements during the building assessment/certification stage. 
  2. Inspection of Fire Safety Systems with real case examples, including what fire authorities look for when attending fires.
  3. Design and Installation of fire safety systems in residential & commercial buildings requiring active fire safety systems.

Relevant NCC requirements and referenced Australian Standards including, but not limited to the following will be reviewed;

  • Part E of Vol. One of the NCC
  • AS 2419.1 Fire hydrant installations System design, installation and commissioning 
  • AS 2441 Installation of fire hose reels
  • AS 2444 Portable fire extinguishers and fire blankets
  • AS 2118 Part 1 Automatic fire sprinkler systems 
  • AS 2118 Part 4 Sprinkler protection for accommodation buildings not exceeding four storeys in height
  • AS 2118 Part 6 Combined sprinkler and hydrant systems in multistorey buildings
  • AS 1851 Maintenance of fire protection systems and equipment

A practical approach is to be deployed showing the design and mechanical aspects of inspecting and certifying these systems to enable final approval/occupation to occur.

All this and more will be covered in this not to be missed session for building surveyors and allied professionals alike who deal with assessing buildings that require active fire safety systems to be installed. 

Spaces are limited so get in quick. 

Event Timetable:

* event timetable and content subject to change 

8:30am    Registrations Open
9:00am    Seminar Begins
  • Inspection of Fire Safety Systems general with case examples 
  • Inspection of Fire Safety Systems regarding specific Australian Standards 
  • Design and Installation of fire safety systems in commercial buildings 
4:30pm     Close

About the Speakers:


Michael Lloyd-Apjohn

Michael grew up on Brisbane's South side, completed a plumbing apprenticeship at Yeronga TAFE. Joined Queensland Fire and Emergency Services in 1983 as a Firefighter and has been involved in fire and rescue operations for 35 years, and has been involved in most disciplines within QFES, mainly in hazmat, heavy rescue, extensive plumbing and aerial equipment operations, and the last 8 years in the role of Building Approval Officer. 

Chris Ryan

Chris has  22 years' service with QFES. The last 7 years in Building Approvals, 3 years as Brisbane Manager and 3 months as State Manager 

Amy Seppelt 

Amy Seppelt is the Lead Fire Safety Engineer with the Community Safety & Resilience Department for the South Australian Metropolitan Fire Services. Amy holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Fire Safety Engineering and has been with the Metropolitan Fire Service since 2005. 

Amy's primary role is to provide high-level specialist expertise on engineering and technical Matters to ensure the provision of optimum standards of fire safety in the built environment for both the community and fire fighters in South Australia. 

Amy has had on a number of State and National committees, including the Building Advisory Committee and Building Regulations Assessment Commission in South Australia, as well as a number of committees for AFAC - The Australian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council. 

Prior to joining the MFS, Amy was a volunteer fire fighter with the Country Fire Service for 6 years in an Urban-Rural brigade, with specialist training and experience in structural fire fighting, road crash and heavy vehicle rescue, hazardous materials and confined space rescue. 

Nigel Curwen

Nigel has 20 years' experience in the Emergency Services sector. Prior to making the career shift to firefighting with the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB), Nigel was a Sergeant with Victorian Police. 

Nigel is currently and Acting Station Officer within the Fire Safety Department, where he has assisted in setting up the Cladding Project Team, assisting Victorian regulators deal with the cladding issue and providing valuable input into informing the Brigades operational response. 

Nigel has extensive experience in complex investigations, building construction and fire fighting structure fires.



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Non Member $450
AIBS Student Member $225


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3/28/2019 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Brisbane International Hotel Virginia CNR SANDGATE & ZILLMERE ROADS BOONDALL, QLD 4034 AUSTRALIA
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