Senior Management

Norm Whiteside


With over forty years of experience in the fire protection industry, Norm has created a platform for the technical assessment of active fire services across design and performance, for fire detection and suppression systems.

With a practical knowledge of system design, performance and prescribed maintenance standards, Norm has assisted TESG in becoming a technically skilled auditing firm, mentoring staff in their ability to determine required performance outcomes and maintenance compliance to prescribed standards such as Australian and New Zealand Standard 1851, NFPA, design, installation and manufacturers specifications.

Norm provides TESG with minor works project management experience, representing clients’ interests in achieving cost-efficient and compliant outcomes for existing infrastructure.


  • Leadership and people management, monitoring performance, coaching and developing staff
  • Multi-site, multi-faceted building projects in complex and challenging environments
  • Project, operations, financial, P&L and asset management expertise
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, negotiating with business partners and clients
  • Tender and contract management
  • Managing contractors, focusing on compliance with legislation, regulation and operational procedure
  • Developing a safety culture and implementing risk management frameworks
  • Application of essential services, design, installation and commissioning
  • Assessment, monitoring and application of Australian Standard installation and maintenance schedules to various industry sectors