Fire safety system compliance and changes to fire safety standards

Event Details

Fire safety system compliance and changes to fire safety standards
Wednesday, 19th July 2017
National Museum of Australia, Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT
Information Session, and Breakfast
8.00am to 10.00am
Registration from 7.30am
Wednesday, 5th July 2017
Entry price

Event Overview

The 2016 edition of the National Construction Code Building Code of Australia has changed from a yearly revision cycle to a 3 yearly revision cycle. There has also been significant changes to the fire protection systems maintenance standard with a number of referenced Australian Standards relating to fire safety systems updated. Furthermore Australian Standard AS 1851 for maintenance of fire protection systems has also recently been updated to include an emphasis on baseline data for assessing compliance of installed fire protection systems.

This presentation will provide an overview of recent changes to key fire protection system standards, including the AS 1851 maintenance standard with particular attention to the issue of baseline data. It will provide guidance on what constitutes baseline data, industry myths, and what practical measures may be taken to capture and document the baseline data for complaint fire protection systems in a building.


Geoff Flower, Senior Engineer (Fire), A.G Coombs Advisory

Geoff Flower has over 20 years experience as both a fire protection and fire safety engineer. His experience includes Fire Installation and Maintenance, Consulting Engineering and Fire Resistance Test Laboratory as well as active membership of Standards Australia technical committees for Fire Detection and Special Hazards systems. With this cross section of experience Geoff is able to develop practical solutions to fire safety and fire protection problems.

Venue Details

Peninsula Room, National Museum of Australia
National Museum of Australia, Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT


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