Category: Team

Emergency lighting and exit signage

The IQP’s role is critical in the compliance and ongoing maintenance of emergency lighting and exit signage. Origin’s Emergency Lighting Engineer, Clive Revie, recently presented ‘Emergency Lighting Design, Inspection and Maintenance Requirements’ to IQPs (Independent Qualified Persons) from the Association of Building Compliance (ABC). They gathered in Auckland to learn more about New Zealand emergency […]

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Fire and Emergency NZ – Live Fire Burn

Fire and Emergency NZ (FENZ) organised a live fire burn demonstration early May 2018 and we were privileged to be there. Etienne Hermouet, Engineering Team Leader at Fire and Emergency NZ Auckland, kick-started the day with a health and safety briefing and an overview of the five different live-burns, four of which were freight containers […]

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Sleeping with the Fishes in a Muraka (Coral) Wonderland

Putting a whole new spin on the concept of Maldivian luxury and exclusivity, the region’s first-ever underwater bedroom, the Muraka (Coral), serenely located 5 metres underwater on the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort, is ready to welcome guests. The Muraka, encased in glassy tunnels and surrounded by tropical fish, promises a unique experience that is […]

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Wayne Joseph: Fire Protection Engineer

Since joining the fire industry in South Africa, Wayne Joseph’s professional career has been one of constant study. He‘s experienced in almost every aspect of the fire sector, from fire-fighting and protection, through design, installation, inspection, certification and servicing. His career-long commitment to study assures him he is current and relevant wherever he is tasked […]

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Yoga Time

Several months ago we started discussing the possibility of offering yoga to our staff with Karla from the Contemporary Yoga Centre.  Now we are all enjoying ‘office yoga’. The first class was held in the office, but because we are lucky enough to be Karla’s neighbours we had our second class in her yoga studio […]

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Where there is Smoke … and No Fire

When an Origin Fire inspection found that individual units within an apartment building were not as well fire sealed as they could have been, Origin’s senior fire engineer Sajeesh Nair set out to understand how smoke from a smouldering fire need not become the sneaky, insidious killer it has the potential to be. “Smoke is […]

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SFPE International – 12th International Conference

This year at the SFPE International – 12th International Conference the SFPE NZ Chapter will be presenting a case study on a high rise timber building and you’ll find this Conference provides an excellent opportunity to address the: current and future global trends in building and fire regulatory systems contribution of fire protection engineers to […]

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SFPEx 2017 – our inaugural ‘TEDx’ event

Something special happened on the morning of day three at FireNZ 2017 when Origin’s Michael James welcomed attendees to the inaugural SFPEx 2017 event. Adopting TED’s mission ‘ideas worth spreading’ Michael invited six young fire engineers to present at a TED-like event where the community comprised colleagues from around the country. SFPEx 2017 was created […]

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Flowers Friday Appreciation

As a follow on from Origin Fire’s conference workshop on Gratitude and Appreciation, managing director Michael James decided to treat each of his team to a bouquet of flowers. The event was called “Flowers Friday Appreciation”. The local florist Iain Stephens created twelve individual arrangements to symbolise that everyone on the team is unique and […]

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Team Building at Our Recent Origin Fire Conference

On Thursday 24th August, Origin Fire held their annual in-office conference. A number of our team presented on their various topics of expertise. We also had guest speaker Wendy James who presented and ran our team building exercise. The topic was ‘Gratitude and Appreciation’. First off she gave us some definitions. Who would have known […]

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