Dangerous Goods

The Lote team has extensive experience in the review and assessment of dangerous goods along with working through the unique risks presented by new and emerging technologies. This includes review of the site specific risks from project inception with Planning Departments, through to completion and handover with Certifiers and Fire Brigade Authorities, as well as post occupation with Safe Work and other government bodies.

Our services include:

  • Dangerous Goods Review
  • State Environmental Planning Policy 33 (SEPP33) Assessments
  • Fire Safety Studies
  • Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA)
  • Risk Assessments

Passive Fire Protection

Passive fire protection (PFP) has recently been added as an integral component of the structural fire protection and fire safety in a building. PFP attempts to contain fires and slow its spread, through use of fire-resistant walls, floors, and doors.

Lote Consulting is providing PFP solutions by applying diverse methods of Passive Fire System installations appropriate to the structural fire protection and fire safety of each client's development. The level of knowledge and experience our company offers accommodates for a range of PFP services including:

  • Yearly audits and inspections to ensure a building is well maintained and safe
  • Passive fire inspections of new and existing buildings, both residential and commercial
  • Technical support and advice on fire stopping products, methods and applications

These inspections are undertaken to assess the passive fire non-compliances in a building, such as service penetrations in the bounding walls and floors of a unit and/or commercial tenancy, fire/smoke dampers, light weight construction and all types of risers and shafts (electrical, mechanical and garbage).

Risk Assessment

Risk Engineering is the application of risk-based principles, tools and techniques to analyse and aid in engineering design. It seeks to apply engineering principles to eliminate and reduce hazards and relies on a thorough risk assessment to identify and manage potential hazards. A detailed risk assessment would involve the quantitative analysis of uncertainties in planning, design, operation and maintenance, in the context of the engineering applications of your project.

Lote can assist you with following services:

  • Process engineering
  • Fire safety studies
  • Fire risk assessment
  • Dangerous goods storage and handling
  • Hazardous area classification
  • Reliability, threat and vulnerability studies

Expert Witness

The Lote team have over 20 years of fire safety design, consulting and research experience covering the commercial property, transport infrastructure and industrial sectors. We are able to bring this experience to assist you with Expert Witness Services. Our consultants have completed the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Expert Witness Training Course.

Our recent experience covers litigation related to the following:

  • Building defects
  • External wall combustible cladding
  • Insurance claims
  • Post fire incident enquiries
  • Body corporate approval matters

Emergency Management

Lote's Emergency Management Plans are role-based documents designed to prepare organisations for emergencies, as well as be relied upon during them. Organisational staff are divided into four core roles: The Chief Warden, Area Wardens, Wardens and First Aiders. This layout provides a simple hierarchy which allows for straightforward direction-giving and coordination in the event of an emergency.

The plans themselves should be kept on-hand and referred to directly during an emergency, as well as regularly practised such that all staff know their roles and duties.

Lote's Emergency Management Plans cover the following emergencies:

  • Fire Emergencies
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Bomb Threats
  • Gas Leaks
  • Hazardous Material Incidents
  • Building Invasions / Armed Intrusions
  • Severe Weather Incidents
  • Earthquakes
  • Internal and External Flooding
  • Structural Instabilities
  • Electrical Incidents
  • Any other site-specific emergencies

Lote's Emergency Management Plans also include Evacuation Route Diagrams, Checklists for Wardens, Personal Emergency Evacuation Plans (PEEPs), and emergency specific resources such as Intruder and Bomb Threat Checklists.

Social Impact Assessment

At Lote, we firmly believe in developing sustainable places to live, work and play in, which makes assessing the impact caused to the social landscape by new sites a natural inclusion. Our Social Impact Assessment services are thorough investigations which rely on stakeholder engagement and analysis of the site's social environment to identify how the development will impact its community.

By communicating and actively listening to the concerns of these stakeholders — such as local residents or small business owners — we can not only alleviate the negative impacts that developments may cause, but also promote the wellbeing of these groups throughout the lifecycle of the project.

These reports can also tie in with other aspects of Lote's service, such as Security and Risk Assessment as they relate to the likelihood of crime.

Cybersecurity

As our world becomes more interconnected and Internet of Things (IoT) systems are integrated into new developments, we generate new opportunities to engage and excel with others around the globe. However, in doing so we also open ourselves up to new vulnerabilities from malicious parties online. Lote can assist with the development of practical cybersecurity solutions which integrate with your security plan and provide both operational and cyber guidance to protect your systems.

Counter-Terrorism

Terrorism has developed and grown alongside information and globalisation revolutions of the 21st century, allowing terror groups to recruit globally via the internet and launch 'lone-wolf' attacks unpredictably. Australia's terrorism likelihood (NTTAS) scale remains at 'Probable', and the re-opening of events such as sports and live music presents an environment of targets for terror attacks

Lote is committed to assisting you with counter-terrorism mitigation measures, related to both security systems design and operational management of sites. Development of a counter-terrorism strategy should be seriously considered for not just government sites, but also a variety of other facilities such as entertainment venues, schools, and critical infrastructure.