FD&A Advanced Designer

The FIA AO Level 3 in Fire Detection and Alarm Design Theory and Regulatory Requirements

Five day course.

Taking this unit in combination with the other units in the qualifications pathway will qualify learners in fire detection and alarm systems design.

People involved in system design and estimation. Designers, consultants and system house engineers
FIA AO Foundation in Fire Detection and Alarm

• Legislation
• BS 5839/IS3218/BS 6266
• BS 7273
• BS EN 54 series With particular reference to Parts- 1, 13,14 and 23
• BS 7671
• BS 5266/Signage
• BS 9999 / BS 9991
• BS 12845
• BS 7974
• Interpreting customer specifications
• Selecting System Type / System design
• Liaising with third parties/ communication/ Documentation
• Advanced System Design Principles
• Maintenance Methodology

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The FIA AO Level 3 in Fire Detection and Alarm Design Theory and Regulatory Requirements is intended to provide technicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to work on the Design of Fire Detection and Fire Alarms Systems. Technicians will understand the specific requirements of current and relevant UK legislation, BS 5839 alongside other associated standards, the technologies available and their application, through to certificating the design and record keeping.
Learners completing this qualification will be able to design a Fire Detection and Alarm System for most premises, there will remain special circumstances where designers will require more specialised knowledge and subject matter and expert support. Learners will however be able to apply the design
principles gained through this qualification to produce system designs for comprehensive and effective coverage in accordance with the requirements of the premises, its use and the recommendations of the Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Strategy.
  • FIA member £750 +VAT
  • Non-member £1200 +VAT