Fire Alarm Installer Trainee Bundle

Course Overview

This training bundle is comprised of two individual practical training courses and one distance learning course: Practical Fire Alarm Installation BTEC Level, Fire Alarm Service, Repair and Maintenance,  and Fire Safety Awareness and Risk Assessment (online). It has been created for those with little or no experience in Fire Alarms who may wish to develop a more detailed understanding of how this aspect of technical security works in relation to their role.

Learners will attend two separate practical workshop training programmes in either our Hampshire or Shipley Training Centres, (depending on availability, see dates below) and complete one distance learning programme from home. Upon successful completion of each programme, learners will receive one formal BTEC certificate, and two industry recognised Tavcom Training Certificates, as well as 24 CPD points.

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Who will benefit?

This bundle will benefit a range of organisations and businesses who need to train their engineers from the ‘ground-up’ to high industry standards. These training bundles provide a great alternative to hiring externally and supports the development of you and your employees.

Whether someone is new to the industry and needs to be trained ‘on the tools’ before going to a job, or perhaps looking to brush up on the key aspects of Fire Alarm installation, system design, maintenance and commissioning, this installer training bundle is ideal.

£1595 ex. VAT

55 hours approx.

1 BTEC Certificate and 2 Tavcom Training Certificates

Accommodation with dinner, bed & breakfast can be included for an additional cost of £90 per person, per night + VAT. Bed & Breakfast is £70 per person per night + VAT. Please make a note on your booking form if you wish to add this option.

1.) Practical Fire Alarm Installation

  • Understanding the role of the inspectorates
  • Understanding the Regulatory Reform Order
  • Who should carry out risk assessments
  • Fire alarm system design – detection types, zones sound level requirements
  • Acceptable sound levels using bells or sounders
  • Industry standards and how to apply them
  • Understanding wire free equipment and when to use it
  • Variation orders and what they mean
  • Understanding the operation of different devices
  • Installing smoke/Heat detectors/Smoke beams
  • Installation (Theory and Practical) – conventional and analogue addressable systems
  • Interfacing with access control
  • Remote signalling options
  • Understanding how a system should be zoned
  • Zone isolators and when to fit them
  • Programming addressable systems
  • How to correctly calculate battery time
  • How to limit unwatched activations
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Hands on workshop activities
  • Emergency lighting systems

2.) Fire Alarm Service, Repair, Maintenance & Commissioning

  • How to locate open and short circuits
  • Understand the operation of circuit isolators
  • Understanding common programming errors
  • Calculate the expected hold up time of a system
  • False alarm management
  • Safe Isolation of circuits
  • Scheduled Maintenance expectations
  • Walk Testing
  • Isolating Zones/disablements
  • Understanding interfaces between fire and other systems
  • Remote monitoring (correct fault and alarm indication)
  • Understanding system categories (grading checks)
  • Understanding design requirements i.e. location detector spacing and heights, manual all points etc
  • Resistance and current consumption
  • Wiring and Db level checks (Best Practice)
  • Battery Calculations
  • Documentation

3.) Introduction to Fire Safety Awareness and Risk Assessment

  • The Regulatory Reform Order, Fire Industry Standards, bodies and inspectorates
  • The Fire Safety Risk Assessment
  • Evacuation Procedures
  • Fire alarm system design detection types, zones, sound level requirements
  • Installation (theory and practical) conventional and analogue addressable systems
  • Commissioning and handover of systems configuration, testing and documentation
  • Service and maintenance of systems
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Fire Extinguisher and Sprinkler Systems
  • Interfacing with ancillary equipment
  • Integration with other systems

Course events

17th Jun to 21st Jun 2024 - Bishop's Waltham, UK

8th Jul to 12th Jul 2024 - Shipley, West Yorkshire

12th Aug to 16th Aug 2024 - Bishop's Waltham, UK

11th Nov to 15th Nov 2024 - Bishop's Waltham, UK

2nd Dec to 6th Dec 2024 - Bishop's Waltham, UK

10th Feb to 14th Feb 2025 - Bishop's Waltham, UK

10th Mar to 14th Mar 2025 - Bishop's Waltham, UK

Course events

18th Jul to 19th Jul 2024 - Bishop's Waltham, UK

5th Sep to 6th Sep 2024 - Bishop's Waltham, UK

10th Oct to 11th Oct 2024 - Bishop's Waltham, UK

16th Jan to 17th Jan 2025 - Bishop's Waltham, UK

19th Mar to 20th Mar 2025 - Bishop's Waltham, UK

Course events

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