Fire Alarms and Emergency Lighting

Course overview and learning outcomes

Based on current best practice, this course establishes the concepts and criteria underlying the selection, design, installation, maintenance and testing of fire alarm and detection systems and emergency lighting provision in buildings. It covers fire alarm systems in all building types including dwellings.

Topics covered will include:

  • Fire alarms
  • Automatic fire detection
  • BS 5839 Part 1 Commercial Buildings
  • BS 5839 Part 6 Dwellings
  • BS 5839 Part 8 Voice Alarm Systems
  • Emergency lighting
  • BS 5266
  • BS EN 1838
  • RRO Guides

After successful completion of the course and relevant work experience, delegates will be able to:

  • Specify and state the design considerations of fire detection and warning systems
  • Identify circumstances in which the provision of a fire warning system is appropriate
  • Recognise situations where a fire warning system may have become ineffective as a result of a change of circumstances within the premises
  • Recognise the need for emergency lighting
  • Describe the design of an emergency lighting system
  • Recognise situations where an emergency lighting system may have become ineffective as a result of a change of circumstances within the premises
  • Recognise the requirements of an effective testing and maintenance regime for both types of systems

Who should attend and key benefits

The course is designed for fire safety advisors, managers and engineers in local authority fire brigades and in the public and private sectors. The module is suitable for persons engaged in the design, installation, maintenance, testing and approval of fire alarm and emergency lighting systems. Course entry criteria delegates should be in a fire safety role and have a basic understanding of fire safety or have attended the fire safety foundation module. This module is not intended for operational personnel.

Ultimately, this course ensures that practioners in this area are up to date with current best practice and ensures they can apply the key knowledge and skills when back in role.

How is the course assessed and accredited?

The course is assessed against the learning outcomes using written tests. A certificate of attendance is awarded upon completion of the course which qualifies for guided learning hours.

Successful completion of this course will also result in the learners receiving 21 Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) Continual Professional Development (CPD) hours.

Venue

Fire Service College

Dates and prices

10/06/2019 - 12/06/2019

£430.00 +VAT

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