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Safety in disability and care homes

 

Presented by Daniel Rorke, Ekror 


Date:              Thursday, 2 June, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am (AEST)
Cost: Members:           
Non-members:     

$105 (incl. GST)

$155 (incl. GST)

 

There has been a growing trend over the last couple of decades, with the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (and its predecessors) building housing and leasing it out to disability services providers.  

 

While the National Construction Code would suggest that such properties should be classified as Class 3 (hostels) or Class 9c (residential care), often they are being built as Class 1a (single detached dwelling) or Class 1b (boarding house) buildings.  

 

Such properties would be fine for disabled residents who are capable of self-care, but often they are used for people who need full-time support.  

 

Unfortunately, these Class 1a and 1b buildings have inadequate fire protection to cater for people who require assistance for their daily care.  

 

The use of these building classes for disability care is placing individuals at risk and potentially breaching the requirements of providers under NDIS rules.  

 

In this seminar, we will explore current approaches to home care and recommend changes that should be considered to protect people with disabilities.  

 

Get your tickets here.  

 

 

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Common Fire Safety Defects:  Causes and Solutions

 

 

Date:              Wednesday, 15  June, 2022
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm  (AEST)
Venue:         Tasmania Police Academy
South Arm Road, Rokeby 
Cost: Members:           
Non-members:     

$150 (incl. GST)

$210 (incl. GST)

 

When the Tasmanian Fire Service (TasFire) undertakes inspections of buildings it often finds significant fire safety problems.   

 

These issues have raised concerns about occupant safety, so FPA Australia is running an event with TasFire to examine the most common concerns and to discuss the most appropriate ways to avoid them.  

 

In this forum, Esther Fletcher-Jones, Acting Manager of the Building Safety Unit, will identify the ten most common defects found by TasFire. 

 

Moderated by Paul Gleeson  (Contact Group), a panel comprising Anthony Lada (Chubb Fire and Security), David Irving (Contact Electrical),  Ross Murphy (Castellan Consulting), and Daniel Greig (TasFire) will then discuss some of the ways these problems can be prevented or fixed.  

 

The speakers will also discuss how practitioners can meet the requirements of a TFS inspection and comply with the Chief Officer's Occupancy Report (COOR) and the Code of Practice Guidelines. 

 

Get your tickets  here.  

 

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Understanding and assessing FERs

  

Presented by Alex Hoyle, GMBS

 

Date:              Thursday, 23 June, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm  (AEST)
Venue:         Nesuto Parramatta
110-114 James Ruse Drive, Rosehill 
Cost: Members:           
Non-members:     

$140 (incl. GST)

$210 (incl. GST)

 

Fire Engineering Reports (FERs) can cause confusion for practitioners who need to maintain or assess identified performance solutions.  

 

Often assessors are confronted with a massive document that they have to wade through to identify what they need to do to confirm performance.  

 

These reports are a regular cause of query and debate, and can potentially lead to misunderstandings.  

 

In this in-person seminar, building surveyor and fire safety assessor, Alex Hoyle will discuss some of the issues with these reports and share some ideas on how best to address them. 

 

Get your tickets here.   

 

Please note:  this event is at a new venue - Nesuto Parramatta.  

 

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What is a fit-for-purpose fire resistant wiring system?

 

Presented by Richard Hosier, Marmon Electrical

 

Date:              Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
Time: 10:00am - 11:30am (AEST)
Cost: Members:           
Non-members:     

$105 (incl. GST)

$150 (incl. GST)

 

Many life safety, fire-fighting, and critical emergency systems depend on the unfailing reliability of electric cables and wiring during a fire.  

 

Firemen's lifts, fire sprinklers, fire pumps, smoke/heat extraction equipment, pressurization fans, communication systems and alarms all rely to some degree on the ongoing integrity of wiring systems.  

 

Any failures could lead to such critical equipment becoming inactive, putting occupants, emergency responders and property at risk.  

 

With greater regulatory scrutiny of disasters such as the Grenfell Tower fire in London, it is inevitable that eyes will soon turn towards the integrity of the cables that keep fire protection systems operational.  

 

It will also bring the relative responsibilities of owners, designers, inspectors, contractors, and regulatory authorities themselves into sharper focus.  

 

Fragmented 'piecemeal' or product-only approaches to compliance testing, can lead to failures, while leaving any question of liability difficult to answer.  

 

So, how do you work out whether the wiring system you're using is fit-for-purpose and able to withstand the effects of fire?  

 

Get your tickets here to find out.  

 

 

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We are seeking your feedback to help shape our future events plans.

 

If there is a topic you are interested in or think we should be covering or spreading the word about please complete this short survey and make your recommendations.

 

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To sponsor, please contact us via email events@fpaa.com.au 

 

 

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If you have any questions about any of our events, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Technical Events team at events@fpaa.com.au