Fire Alarm Module 1


Module 1 Fundamentals

BS 5839-1: 2013.

This is an intensive one-day course 9.00-5.00, which should suit maintenance engineers and maintenance managers.

The format includes theory and practical work throughout the day, with a practical assessment and written paper at the end of the course.

Delegates achieving 75% in the assessment tests will receive a pass Certificate.

Session 1

Detector types and choices
The legislation
Guides and codes of practice relevant to fire detection and alarms
The categories of systems for a building (i.e. L1 to L5, P1 to P2)

Session 2

Fault monitoring and circuit integrity
Technology and system components
Manual call point zones
Detector and alarm zone sizes and constraints

Session 3

Sounder requirements
Siting manual call points
Detector coverage, taking into account obstructions

Session 4

Siting detectors in pitched roofs, near obstructions
Power supplies and standby durations
Cable requirements and fire resistance of cables
False alarm management and good maintenance
BS 5839-1 Design certificate requirements.