A foundation level training course designed to equip attendees with an understanding of the fundamental reasons for having a Fire Detection & Alarm System, the types of Fire System Available, their devices and applications. All of the aforementioned is supported by a basic overview of the requirements of BS5839:1 in terms of system design and the principal responsibilities of the System Designer, System Installer, System Commissioner and ultimately the End User.
Who is this course for?
This training course is ideally suited for anyone wishing to obtain a basic understanding of the principles, component parts and regulations around Fire Detection & Alarm Systems. It would be beneficial for Facilities Managers, Estates Staff and other End User Staff who are either new to the world of Fire Alarm Systems or those who encounter Fire Alarm Systems on the periphery of their job role where an understanding of the concepts and applications of such systems would be beneficial.
Upon completion of this training activity, delegates will have an appreciation of;
- The ways in which a fire can start, spread and the mechanisms that we use to detect it.
- The Categories of Fire System in accordance with BS5839:1
- The Siting & Spacing of system devices in accordance with BS5839:1
- The difference between Conventional and Analogue Addressable F.D. & A Systems.
- The fundamental applications these systems and their associated devices.
- The requirements of the System Installer in accordance with BS5839:1
- The requirements of the System Commissioner in accordance with BS5839:1
- The requirements of the End User / Responsible Person / Premises Manager in accordance with BS5839:1
- Related Systems such as PAVA / GUI’s / VESDA that may be connected to and controlled by the F.D. & A System.
There will be a written exercise at the end of the training course.
Midland Fire Security Services will issue a Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of the end of course exercise.
Course Content MFEUT-01 Introduction to Fire Systems
- Introduction and Agenda.
- What is a Fire and How does it Spread?
- Principles of Fire Extinguishing.
- Conventional Fire Detection & Alarm Systems.
- Wiring Architecture
- Control Panel & Devices (MCP’s, Detectors, Sounders)
- Analogue Addressable Fire Detection & Alarm Systems.
- Wiring Architecture & Addressing Techniques
- False Alarm Reduction
- Device Range
- Repeat and Mimic Panels
- Fire Alarm System Design (the basics)
- System Categories and Zones
- Siting and Spacing of Devices
- Control Equipment and Power Supplies
- Overview of System Installers Responsibilities
- Overview of System Commissioners Responsibilities
- Documentation, Inspection and Testing
- Overview of End User’s Responsibilities
- Fire Detection & Alarm System Applications
- Cause & Effect Plans
- Phased Evacuation
- Sensor State Modification
- Co-Incidence Detection
- Related Systems
- Aspirating Systems (VESDA)
- Graphical User Interfaces (GUI’s)
- End Of Course Exercise
- Review & Close