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Unit 5 - Fire Alarm Maintenance

Delegates should have previously attended and passed Unit 1 Fire Detection Design before booking and attending this course.
Building directly on from the knowledge and understanding gained through attendance on Unit 1, this course is essential for the responsible person of any site to remain in compliance with the Fire Safety Order 2005. This course will provide the essential technical knowledge to be able to carry out the maintenance and servicing of fire alarm systems to the standards prescribed in BS5839 Pt 1. Covering aspects of periodic and preventative maintenance through false alarms and on to certification, delegates will have a fully rounded knowledge of the standard and their responsibilities in compliance with the Fire Safety Order 2005.

The Course
This intensive course is run over one day and follows on from Unit 1 Fire Detection Design. It covers all areas of fire alarm maintenance, including false alarms, their causes and what action is required to rectify them as well as certification and actions following on from servicing.

Who should attend?
Delegates wishing to attend this course should have previously attended and passed Unit 1 Fire Detection Design. This course is designed to benefit service engineers and electricians that are involved in the routine maintenance and servicing of fire alarm systems.

Delegates will gain an understanding of:
• The importance of fire protection systems
• Understanding the risks of neglecting maintenance
• Revision on the components used
• A section on false alarms and how to assist the user in avoidance
• The responsibilities and competence of the maintenance engineer
• Liaison with the user
• Investigating false alarms
• Routine procedures for testing
• Testing detectors and field devices
• Testing circuits
• Testing systems
• Testing power supplies, measuring current loadings
• Calculating battery capacity, testing batteries
• Documenting the results on service report forms and log books
• Servicing certificate and recommended action

All course delegates will be provided with a comprehensive manual covering the material included in this unit and additional support material, serving as a valuable point of reference after completion of the course. The ongoing assessment included during the day will allow the trainer to monitor progress and provide additional assistance to learning where required. Delegates achieving 75% or more in the assessments will be awarded an FIA certificate stating that they have attended and passed the course.

During this course you will be provided with a manual to assist in the learning process and there are tests where you will be expected to read questions and write answers. The FIA is unable to make special provision for those who are unable to complete these tasks.

Benefits to the individual and your company:

  • A thorough knowledge of fire detection and fire alarm systems allowing the delegate to carry out servicing and maintenance in accordance with BS5839 Pt 1
  • An understanding of faults leading to false alarms and how to identify and rectify them


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