Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Staff complete Fire Alarm Training with Midland Fire

NHS Staff attend Midland Fire Fire Alarm Training Course

Ross and Oliver after completing their training course at Midland Fire’s Purpose Built training Centre


We’d like to congratulate Ross Coxon and Oliver Kelly for successfully completing our MFEUT-02 Vigilon Introduction & Operator Training Course.

Ross and Oliver are part of Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. They are responsible for weekly tests of fire alarm systems – performing basic fault diagnosis and rectification at a number of key NHS premises. This includes hospitals and clinical settings throughout Derbyshire.

The course was tailored to their installed system. Although both attendees have looked after a number of Gent Viglion systems for some time, they have not previously had access to any formal product training.

Our range of fire alarm end user and installer training courses provides an excellent opportunity to help maintenance staff and facilities managers conduct basic fire alarm fault finding without a callout engineer.

Fire Alarm Training Outcomes

The MFEUT-02 training course helps to build the confidence and knowledge to carry out fire alarm maintenance and fault finding. It also teaches best practice when it comes to system isolation and testing procedures – This should lead to a reduction in unwanted false alarms when working on site.

One of the ways considered to achieve this was the use of sensor state changes controlled by the software clock that enables a detector to have different sensing characteristics at different times of the day. Although this was not part of the original course syllabus, we were able to provide a demonstration to the delegates and the opportunity to practice this in a controlled setup. This is important considering how critical life safety systems are in a busy clinical environment. Having this knowledge will make implementation easier on site with less disruption.

Positive Feedback

Ross provided some feedback on the experience:

“Thank you for providing excellent training. Dave’s knowledge and experience is evident which was very reassuring.

Being able to ask questions and go through other things not on the agenda was very helpful and refreshing. It’s given me the confidence in being able to get more involved in maintenance/testing etc on our sites”

Fire Alarm Training Course dates available throughout 2021

If you are a facilities manager or maintenance engineer with fire alarm responsibilities our Fire Alarm training courses could help you learn advanced fault finding and fire alarm management skills. Please visit the Course Calendar for planned dates or Complete our Booking/PreBooking Form to arrange training on days that suit you.