Category: Team

Fire safety considerations when building a sleep-out

Fire safety considerations when building a sleep-out There’s no question that a sleep-out is a great addition to any backyard. Usually in the form of a cabin and separate from the main house, a sleep-out is mainly used as hobby room, home office or storage space. It does not contain cooking or kitchen facilities and […]

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How to conduct site inspections during Alert Level 3

The team at Origin Fire are committed to ongoing co-operation with our clients & contractors to enable site inspections under COVID-19 Alert Level 3. Origin Fire staff will work remotely under Alert Level 3. However, staff required for site inspections will be available to conduct the inspections. Outlined below are the basic guidelines that the […]

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Spotlight on Emergency Lighting

Spotlight on emergency lighting Origin provides emergency lighting design, inspection and advice to clients for a variety of projects. Emergency lighting is a ‘specified system’ under The Building (specified systems, change of use and earthquake prone buildings) Regulations 2005. It is a critical aspect of the of the health and safety of people in buildings […]

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It’s a wrap for the Origin Fire team

Employee comings and goings through 2019 We’ve seen some changes within the company this year. We said goodbye to Jen as he moved to a new job closer to home and we also said goodbye to Andrea who is pursuing new opportunities. Aaron took up a position with Team New Zealand. He joined us on […]

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Origin explores Queenstown fire engineering horizons

Origin’s fire engineer, Pierre-Jacques Gandino, has found Queenstown reminds him of home. He arrived in the spectacular four-season lake and alpine tourist destination at the end of August and found what he had originally left France to find in New Zealand. A place that offers everything he wants, the lake and mountains, a great outdoor […]

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The future of project management for fire engineering

On day two of FireNZ 2019 conference Origin’s Dr Alex Zhu presented on the future of project management for fire engineering. Alex’s presentation was underpinned by reference to the PMBOK® Guide, a set of standard terminology and guidelines for project management produced by the global NFP Project Management Institute. The body of knowledge outlined in […]

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Vlogging from the FireNZ 2019 Conference

Some of the Origin Fire team attended the FireNZ 2019 Conference in September, and had a great time at what is deemed the most important industry event on our annual calendar. It is important for Origin to ensure that as many of our people as possible are able to take part in professional development – and it’s […]

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Hyundai Marine Sports Centre

Hyundai Marine Sports Centre The walls of the old Royal Akarana Yacht Club building came down in April 2017 and the first concrete pour for the floor of the new building took place in August of the same year. Work proceeded at pace through 2018 and by August the building was ready to offer Hon […]

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SFPE President’s Report 2019 – Michael James

SFPE President’s Report 2019 – Michael James This report was presented by Michael at the FireNZ 2019 Conference as he concluded his term as President of SFPE (NZ). This is the end of my two year term as President and it is an opportunity to review what we have achieved in the last two years […]

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Passive fire protection – restrict, slow, contain

This is what passive fire protection is all about. Restrict, slow, contain – flames, gasses and smoke. When we think about fire safety, we think about fire alarms, sprinklers and good fire safety management practices. Top of mind in active fire safety is efficient escapes, fires put out and adjacent buildings being saved. Less likely […]

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