Fire Engineering

Fire Engineers Australia is one of the leading fire protection engineering companies in Australasia. With our fire prevention consultants’ specialist knowledge and experience in developing successful fire engineering solutions, we offer the following fire protection engineering services:

Performance based fire safety engineering solutions that         comply with the Building Code of Australia.
Fire and smoke spread analysis studies using                 computational modelling tools such as CFAST and FDS.
Occupant behaviour and evacuation modelling studies.
Structural element analysis.
Heat radiation analysis.
Qualitative and Quantitative fire risk assessments.
Fire Brigade Intervention Model studies.
Providing Fire Engineering Reports or Consultant Advice          to resolve various fire safety compliance requirements.

Independent Peer Review

Fire Engineers Australia is a full-service fire protection engineering firm and can undertake independent 3rd party peer reviews to support the fire engineering process of your project.

Our approach is to be a facilitative team player who supports the fire safety engineering design and assessment process to achieve the best outcome for the project.

We focus on our mission to be your Trusted Specialist Fire Safety Engineering Advisor by providing independent, robust reviews of the fire engineering design proposals.

Expert witness and Legal services

As licenced fire prevention and protection engineers, we can provide expert witness service for your project on a case-by-case basis. Our specialist consultants provide independent, unbiased consulting advice for your project as your Trusted Advisor.

Our director, Chris Sheeran, was appointed as a development tribunal referee for Fire Safety Engineering in 2015. This provides clients with peace of mind that Fire Engineers Australia can deliver expert knowledge to help you navigate your tribunal proceedings as your trusted advisor. We can undertake all the necessary discussions with project stakeholders to enable the best possible outcome for your project.

Combustible Cladding


Is Your Building Cladding Safe?



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Are you a private building owner, manager or body corporate still yet to complete your Queensland Government’s Safer Buildings documentation?

– HURRY! Your time’s running out!

Read on to learn how you can:

• Gain a better understanding of what you must do to complete the Combustible Cladding Checklist

• Easily meet Checklist (Part 3 – A) obligations with the security & guidance of industry experts

• Avoid potential QBBC penalties & worse – a devastating fire disaster

Why You Must Take Action Right Now

You may remember the devastating June 2017 Grenfell Tower blaze in London – the deadliest structural fire in the UK – that caused 72 deaths, 70 injuries and 223 people to narrowly escape with their lives.

The fire’s rapid spread was attributed to the building’s combustible cladding.

You may remember the devastating June 2017 Grenfell Tower blaze in London – the deadliest structural fire in the UK – that caused 72 deaths, 70 injuries and 223 people to narrowly escape with their lives. 

The fire’s rapid spread was attributed to the building’s combustible cladding. A similar threat exists in Queensland today, with up to 5,000 buildings affected. Is yours one of them? Why not book a building cladding fire risk and safety assessment with Australia’s leading fire prevention engineering and cladding consultants to find out for sure? Knowing exactly where you stand and what you need to do not only provides peace of mind, it could also save lives.   

Since 2018, the Queensland Government has enforced stringent measures to reduce the risk of highly flammable building materials on buildings by implementing a staged safer buildings combustible cladding checklist program It’s a detailed process – with strict deadlines – where the final steps require involvement of a qualified fire engineer.

Need tailored support to understand your fire prevention and cladding risk assessment obligations? Contact Fire Engineers Australia.

Do you have to fill out the Combustible Cladding Checklist?

You do if you own or manage any of the 4 criteria building types, and the Queensland Building & Construction Commission (QBBC) has:

• Contacted you about the need to take part in the
Safer Buildings program, and

• Considers that you have legal obligations to meet (even if you haven’t received correspondence).

The QBBC warns that failure to comply with any of the checklist’s staged system will result in penalties… or worse, a fire that devastates your building and could result in a heavy loss of lives. Don’t wait any longer to find out whether you’re compliant — or put occupants’ lives at risk unnecessarily — book your cladding risk assessment with Australia’s leading fire protection engineering team today. Our experienced and qualified fire prevention and cladding risk consultants are here to help.

Buildings that satisfy all of the 4 criteria

• Any class 2 to 9

• Type A or Type B construction

• Buildings built or had cladding altered between


• Buildings owned by private entities


A Fire Engineer is a practising professional engineer under the Professional Engineers Act 2002. 

Fire Engineers Australia is registered with the Board of Professional Engineers of Queensland and is fully insured.

What stage of the cladding risk checklist should you be up to now?

The following stages below are clearly marked where you need the involvement of a fire protection engineering company like Fire Engineers Australia.

• Register 
• Complete the combustible cladding checklist (part 1)
Upload the signed and witnessed checklist
Due by: 29 March 2019

Engage a building industry professional
Complete the combustible cladding checklist (part 2) 
Upload the signed and witnessed checklist and building industry professional statement
Due by: 31 July 2019

Engage a fire engineer
 Register the fire engineer’s details
Due by:31 October 2019

Complete the combustible cladding checklist (part 3)
Upload the signed and witnessed checklist, building fire safety risk assessment and fire engineer statement,
Due by: 3 May 2021

Not Completed Checklist (Part 1)?

You must complete Checklist (Part 1) IMMEDIATELY.

Have You Discovered That You Have Combustible Cladding Issues During Your Checklists (Part 1 or 2)?

If your building has been identified as having combustible cladding during Checklist (Part 2), then you will go direct to Checklist (Part 3).

NOTE: A Fire Engineer is required to assist you for your Cladding Checklist (Part 3). Contact Fire Engineers Australia.

You have help to fill out Checklist (Part 3 – A)

There are 2 types of building owners, managers and body corporates who will need the help of licenced fire protection engineering firms like Fire Engineers Australia::

At Checklist (Part 1), you have identified that your building had combustible cladding and was able to miss a step and move directly to Checklist (Part 3).

At Checklist (Part 2), you were advised by your Building Industry Professional and QBCC that you must progress to Checklist (Part 3)

This is the easy bit!

When you get to Checklist (Part 3 – A), you will be asked for the details of your registered Fire Engineer expert. 

Once this is registered, you are ready to move to Checklist (Part 3 – B) 

Need to discuss it further? Contact Fire Engineers Australia.

How Fire Engineers Australia helps you become compliant

It’s in Checklist (Part 3 – B) where all the work really gets going. Once you’ve engaged Fire Engineers Australia, we’ll work with you to complete a Building Fire Safety Risk Assessment and Fire Engineer Statement.

Step 1 – We visit your building to conduct a cladding fire risk assessment and collect information about your building.

Step 2 – We provide advice on the location and number of testing samples to be collected. We also advise on what tests are to be undertaken on the samples.

Step 3 – We coordinate with your chosen fire laboratory to ensure the correct fire tests are undertaken on the samples.

Step 4 – We develop a Building Fire Safety Risk Assessment Report (BFSRA) for your building.

Step 5 – We discuss the BFSRA with you to explain the outcomes of our analysis.

Step 6 – We issue our BFSRA and a Form 35 – Fire Engineers Statement to you and the authorities to complete the cladding checklist (Part 3). The deadline to complete this work is 3 May 2021.

Rest Easy with Fire Engineers Australia’s Trusted Services

When you’re responsible for the lives of the people within your building, you need the help of a trusted and qualified fire protection engineering team specialising in building fire and cladding risk assessments.

Our talented Brisbane-based fire protection engineering company is headed by director, Chris Sheeran. Chris has worked in Queensland since 2005 and has developed strong personal relationships with many talented industry practitioners. His local knowledge and experience provide a clear advantage for all Queensland projects.

Chris is a Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland and certifies all fire engineering designs developed by Fire Engineers Australia. He also holds a Master’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering and Fire Safety Engineering.

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6 Reasons to Trust Fire Engineers Australia with Your Cladding Risk Assessment


Offering smart strategy to help your building become fire compliant


Competitively priced with a transparent process so there are no surprises


You’ll be in the hands of the industry’s most qualified fire protection engineering experts


Receive a hassle-free process during the Cladding Checklist (Part 3) process


Be informed throughout the process with excellent communication in place


Have experts keep risk top-of-mind to keep you & your building’s occupants safe