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Practical Fire Alarms

“A very worthwhile course with an excellent instructor…”
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Training Course Overview

This practical fire alarms training course is suited to installation companies or individuals wishing to improve their skills and develop their knowledge of addressable fire alarms system. This will be of particular interest to installation and fire system engineers, who require a better understanding of integrating fire systems with other equipment, such as access control and fire shutters etc. The training course is also recommended for electrical installation companies who are already installing conventional systems and wish to seek new opportunities and business in the more profitable addressable fire alarm market place.

Course Cost: £1195.00 + VAT
Includes: BTEC level 3 certificate
Duration: 5 Days

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What you will learn:

    • Different cable methods used in conventional and addressable systems
    • Installing cables to comply with BS5839
    • Configuring and programing analogue addressable devices
    • Controlling ancillary equipment via input / output boards
    • Setting up and test smoke and heat detectors
    • Setting up and test directional smoke beams
    • Correctly installing and maintaining conventional and addressable systems
    • Correct methods of cable termination
    • Selecting and using test equipment

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Course Content

      • 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

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Available Course Dates

8th – 12th January 2018

12th – 16th March 2018

14th – 18th May 2018

9th – 13th July 2018

10th – 14th September 2018

5th – 9th November 2018

28th January – 1st February 2019

18th – 22nd March 2019

Course Pricing

If you’re interested in booking a training course with Tavcom, please either click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Request a Call Back’ and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Telephone: +44 (0) 1489 895099

Course Cost: £1195.00 + VAT
Includes: BTEC level 3 certificate
Duration: 5 Days

We accept most major credit and debit cards.

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Telephone us on  +44 (0)1489 895099
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