AHSCA (VIC) President: Mathew Yanez - 'Summary of the Plumbing & Fire Industry Awards Night 2019'
Mathew Yanez, President of AHSCA (VIC) Chapter will present a 'Summary of the Plumbing & Fire Industry Awards Night 2019', congratulating all the finalists and winners, thanking our award sponsors Conex Banninger and Enware, and thanking all of our members that attended this fantastic night.
Technical Speaker: Chris Galvin – ‘Lead in Drinking Water & Lead Safe Tapware Solutions’
With all the discussions around lead in drinking water in Australia, Chris Galvin, Executive Director of Galvin Engineering will run through the current guidelines, sampling practices for lead in water at this point, and discussing what Galvin Engineering have and are doing about current and future compliance.
Technical Speaker: Andrew Rathjen – ‘Clean Water Requirements to AS 4187 for Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices (Surgical Instruments)’
We have all heard of medical horror stories. Like “When I woke up, I……..”. Considering the same knife or clamp could have been used many times the same day, have you ever wondered “how does the hospitals make sure the scalpel is clean when I go under the knife?”.
Well, that’s the core role of the CSSD in your hospital. The Central Sterilisation Services Department. They are responsible for cleaning, inspecting, sterilising and inventory of all reusable medical devices. It’s a tough job and if something goes wrong it can cause surgery delays or even cancellations.
Andrew Rathjen from Acqua by Davey (a new division within Davey) will talk specifically about the importance of water in this process. The good, the bad and the ugly. AS/NZS 4187 Amdt 2:2019 specifically discusses water quality but most hydraulic engineers and plumbers will not have heard of it because it is not called for under the Plumbing Code of Australia.
Join us for an interesting discussion as Andrew discusses the intent of the AS 4187 standard, it’s implications, impacts and also the consequences of “doing nothing”. This includes looking at the water supply from the mains, through to testing regimes and testing points.
Technical Speaker: Jack Noonan – ‘WELL Building Standard’
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is leading the global movement to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. IWBI delivers the WELL Building Standard, the first to be focused exclusively on the ways that buildings, and everything in them, can improve our comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness.
Launched in October 2014 after six years of research and development, the WELL Building Standard is a rating tool for buildings, interior spaces, portfolios, and communities seeking to implement, validate and measure features that support and advance human health and wellness.
The WELL Building Standard has experienced significant growth in Australia over the last 18 months. Australia is now the third largest market for the standard behind the USA and China, with more than 160 registered projects. In this presentation, Jack Noonan, VP of IWBI for Australia and New Zealand, will cover:
- Public Health 101 - Why and how our buildings are a public health intervention
- The Ten Concepts of the WELL Standard (including Water)
- Industry Adoption (including the factors that are driving adoption in Australia)