The Built Environment & 

Dept Fire & Emergency Services WA 

Date : 21st Nov 2019 

Time : 7.00am - 8.45am 

Venue : Trinity on Hampden

                     230 Hampden Rd, Crawley 

Cost $165pp (includes breakfast )  

Presented by Gavin Maund,

Manager of Fire Engineering, Resilience & Recovery DFES Built Environment Branch 

Topics include; 

The Built Environment and the Role of DFES

Assessments of Compliance with DFES Operational Requirements 

Performance Solutions For Building Design Advice 

DFES Consultation at the Design Phase  

Who should attend?

Architects- Design Managers- Building Surveyors - Fire engineers 

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) provides advice to Building Surveyors (Certifiers) and other fire safety practitioners to ensure plans for construction of new commercial and industrial buildings in Western Australia are fire safe in accordance with the fire safety sections of the Building Code of Australia (BCA). 

DFES Built Environment Branch (BEB) staff assists with the administration of the BCA in a number of ways:

  • Ensuring fire safety requirements of commercial and industrial building plans are fulfilled before a building permit is issued

  • Inspecting completed buildings to check required fire safety equipment has been installed according to the plans and;

  • Testing of certain fire safety equipment used by the fire service
    NB Standard residential housing is not included in the assessment process.

Join this Breakfast Information Session and understand the importance of DFES Consultation and more. ADEB will be hosting regular small workshops with DFES in 2020 - attend this Seminar to engage, voice your concerns and understand process

About the Speaker 

                                                          Gavin commenced with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services of Western Australia as a                                                                firefighter in 2002 and regularly trains and assesses firefighters in breathing apparatus and internal                                                            fire-fighting operations

                                                          He is an on-call Fire Investigation Officer and holds a Master’s in Fire Engineering.







Gavin is the current Fire Engineering Manager and represents DFES on the AFAC National Fire Engineering Network committee; is the DFES point of contact for the DMIRS Statewide Cladding Audit; and is involved in the review of the Fire Services’ role in Building regulation and compliance.  He is passionate about protecting and empowering firefighters and building occupants.