As you are possibly be aware, AS1851-2012 has been finally published and it has been purposely written to allow legislation to call up this standard as a requirement. This has made AS1851-2005 obsolete and there are now some significant changes which do effect a building owner’s responsibilities. Note that we are part of a Standards Australia technical committee contributing to the development of this standard as well as a number of others and this places us in a position of being able to assist our customers with arising issues. We can also present on this topic (usually done as a value add for current customers) as well as presentations on:
- Legionella control workshop re.AS/NZS3666-2012
- Premises access for impaired (this legislation is required for all new work including fitout since May’11 and has a significant impact on common areas).
- Why independent assessment of fire safety based on AS4655 is the diligent approach.
- Asbestos awareness
- Emergency training and procedures workshop re AS3745-2010
- Basic food handling & food outlet safety (storage, temperature, segregation & signage) Storage & associated handling of hazardous materials
- Building services and infrared thermography (why it’s prudent to use those with engineering background and not to leave it to the local electrician electrician, though electrical accreditation is essential) when assessing plant & equipment.
We have provided slides and some notes from our presentations (see presentation page) should you be interested, etc. It also gives you an idea of the timing pertaining to the presentation, but this depends upon the technical requirements of the audience (property manager are rarely interested in the microbiology of legionella, but it’s good to flick through to identify that this has been considered – e.g. the Legionella workshop).
Ask us also about the changes to other Australian Standards (AS1668.2 has just been revised) and the guides and publications that we can provide such as: fitout guides, welcome to new tenant/occupants, installing fire rated materials, acceptable door hardware, etc.