HTC Group

Fire System Maintenance

Fire Hydrant Maintenance

Fire Hydrant Maintenance

We keep the fire maintenance systems and records up to date so building owners and managers have one less thing to worry about. We set our own customer service standard by striking the balance between assured compliance, and minimising defect rectification expenses.

Fire Hose Reel Maintenance

Fire Hose Reel Maintenance

Fire hose reels are an important tool in fire protection and are governed as such. It is required that your fire hose reels are inspected every six months each year according to the Australian Standard AS1851 – Routine Servicing Fire Protection System. 

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

Fire extinguishers and blankets are often the first port of call for fire protection. As such, it is important that all fire extinguishers are tested, and are functioning correctly in the event of a fire. Your extinguisher testing service is required six-monthly, yearly and five-yearly.

Fire Hydrant Testing

Street Fire Hydrant Test

Water Main Flow & Pressure Testing

Water main flow and pressure data enables hydraulic designers to design reliable fire solutions. Never scramble to find room for that pump or tank after a fire brigade inspection again. We provide you with the right test, every time, in an average of 4 days.

Fire Hydrant Form 71 Commissioning Test

Hydrant Commissioning to AS 2419.1 & Form 71

Commissioning fire hydrant systems give plumbers and builders the documentation they need to prove the job has been done right. We work to your schedule and we aim to avoid second call outs.

Hydrant Flow and Pressure Test

Street Hydrant Testing & Maintenance

Maintaining reticulation mains, fire hydrants and valves allows water utilities to deliver safe fire and drinking water to the communities they serve. HTC Group tests the flow and pressure of your fire hydrants in a community-minded matter for efficient hydrant replacement planning.

What our clients say

Kieran SmithKieran Smith
22:44 12 Apr 22
Always a pleasure to deal with. Prompt service and reporting!
Harry HampsonHarry Hampson
06:40 15 Mar 22
Highly recommend HTC Group. Very helpful, responsive and professional.
Robert MackayRobert Mackay
09:31 21 Feb 22
Super fast, well priced and user friendly - Five Star *****
Vincent LiangVincent Liang
04:58 17 Feb 22
The team at HTC was very professional and responsive when they were contacted to conduct the Fire Hydrant Test for our property. Zenda was a great communicator. We were kept posted of the timeframe of the works. The report was timely provided. I highly recommend using HTC.
Gayle CornishGayle Cornish
00:55 16 Feb 22
HTC always provide exceptional and professional services, never disappointing in both their professional manner and willingness to assist wherever possible.
Natalie MurphyNatalie Murphy
03:53 22 Dec 21
Dan and Zenda were very helpful and completed the work with diligence and speed. Thanks team!
Geoff CunninghamGeoff Cunningham
05:51 30 Nov 21
Timely and self explanatory reporting
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Qualifications

QBCC licence 15018810

Fire Protection – Water-Based Fire System Stream.

Details of how the QBCC licencing changes impacted hydrant testing contractors and HTC can be found in This article.

RPEQ Registration.

HTC can also certify and maintain fire hydrant systems as a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland under RPEQ registration 16239. Section 42C(1) of the QBCC Act states that work can be conducted under the Professional Engineers Act.

HTC believes in setting our own customer service standard.

Communication

A clear scope of work and explanation of results is what you can expect to make you feel comfortable that your money is well spent.

 

Expertise

RPEQ and QBCC qualified engineers, fitters and plumbers mean we can solve unexpected problems and keep your project moving forward.

Speed

Responding to queries and conducting work in a timely manner puts valuable days back on your side to keep your deadlines stress free.

  

Technology

Custom built and standardised software and hardware allow us to complete our work efficiently and consistently to give you the results you need.

Meet The Management Team

HTC Group Fire Management Team

Zenda Johnston

Operations Manager &
Business Development Manager

Zenda has been with HTC Group since May 2017 and is dedicated to ensuring the daily business operations run smoothly. With over 16 years of experience working in various roles in Construction, Dredging & Marine Construction, Legal and Real Estate industries, Zenda is driven by building strong relationships as she believes it is the foundation of everything she does, both professionally and personally. With the expansion of HTC Group, she regularly attends Brisbane networking groups to market HTC Group and their services.

Daniel Barwick

Director & Engineer

Dan is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer (RPEQ and CPEng) with an understanding of fluid dynamics and a practical understanding of fire hydrant systems, AS2419, AS1851 and the associated legislation. He is a member of the AHSCA, NFIA, BPEQ and has presented to the AHSCA and helped develop hydrant testing methodologies with water Utilities in Queensland and Victoria. He is continuing to learn and is always appreciative of support from members of the industry.

Thomas Manning

QLD Manager & Engineer

Thomas began working with HTC Group in March 2017 and has since become manager of HTC Group Queensland. Thomas has an extensive background in the agriculture sector, further developing his knowledge and skills by completing a Mechanical Engineering degree, which he has used to gather experience in the construction, water management, utility and fire industries. He aims to continue to develop his skills to ensure HTC Group can continue to provide a reliable, quality service.

Our History

Keith Lees founded Hydraulic Testing and Certification in 2006 conducting water mains and fire hydrant flow and pressure testing for his own hydraulic consulting company. He started testing for his hydraulic consultant colleagues and continued to expand in the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane.

Dan purchased the business in 2015 with the aim to maintain Keith’s reputation in the industry. Since 2015, we have built a small but dedicated team that uses the most up to date technology and equipment to offer a consistent and high-quality service.

In September 2018, HTC had built a pump appliance truck for commissioning of boosted fire hydrant systems. 

Since the beginning of 2022, Hydraulic Testing and Certification was rebranded to HTC Group as part of the introduction of fire protection services.

HTC Group believes in the small but valuable role we play in supporting our clients in all things relating to fire hydrants and reticulation mains.

Giving Back

HTC Group donates a small percentage of our profits to the Shantipara Association for Education in the remote town of Satkhira, Chittagong District in Bangladesh. The Shantipara Association for Education was established in 2009 and their first target was for “no child to miss Primary School (Grade 1 to 5)”.

That goal has now been achieved and 100% of the children in the area are completing Primary School. More exciting is that four students have graduated from college and two have returned to help teach the students.

Donations have contributed to a number of initiatives aimed at meet the needs of the community.

In 2016 and 2019, we donated books, bags and stationary to make educating that little bit easier.
From October 2019 until completion in March 2021, we have been constructing a third level on the school building for students to continue studying throughout the wet season.
In May of 2021, we donated sacks of rice, potatoes, lentils, onions and oil to help people living on the fringes meet their basic needs.