BS 5839-6 Fundamentals in FD&A (1 Day)

BS 5839-6 Fundamentals in FD&A Systems

This one-day unit gives delegates a strong grounding in the requirements of BS 5839-6, which is essential for anyone working in FD&A in domestic premises.

**Please note when taking this exam online you will be required to have access to the Standard BS 5839-6**


Have you completed the Fundamentals course covering BS 5839-1: 2017 for FD&A Systems in non-domestic premises?

Are you responsible in any way for fire detection systems within domestic premises ranging from single family dwellings, HMO’s, sheltered housing or supported housing?

If you are, then this one day course will provide essential training for you, your colleagues and is considered essential for all technicians working within the sector.

During the course, delegates will be taken through the requirements of BS 5839-6 to provide an understanding of the following:

  • The scope of BS 5839-6 and the premises covered;
  • The balance between fire risk, system reliability and its success rate;
  • The different grades and categories of system available;
  • A guide to the minimum grade and categories of system for typical premises;
  • The location of detectors & manual call points specific to domestic premises;
  • The requirement for the limitation of false alarms;
  • The audibility requirements for domestic premises;
  • The requirements for installation, commissioning & certification;
  • Plus, other requirements.

The format of the course will follow that of the fundamentals course for BS 5839-1 and can be taken both in the class room and on-line.

For courses that take place within the classroom environment, a hard copy of the course notes will be provided at the start of the course. For courses taking place on-line, delegates will have access to the course notes digitally using the mimeo platform. Those attending online will also receive the opportunity to receive a hard copy of the course book once the course has been completed.

At the end of the course, delegates will take a multiple-choice examination to test their knowledge. During the exam, delegates are allowed access to a copy of BS 5839-6:2019. No other reference material will be allowed; delegates should only use BS 5839-6:2019.

For courses that take place within the classroom environment, a copy of BS 5839-6: 2019 will be provided for their use; this copy must be returned upon completion of the exam and must not leave the room.

For courses taking place on-line, delegates will need to have access to a copy of BS 5839-6: 2019. This copy can either be a hard copy or a digital pdf copy.

For any courses held online, the examination will also be online. For details about the online examination process, please visit the following links, FIA online examinations for its industry-leading qualifications and How to take an FIA online Qualification exam.

If you are unsuccessful during the exam at the end of the course, you will be eligible for a re-sit.

A copy of the course syllabus is available by clicking on the following link, BS 5839-6 Course Syllabus.

The successful completion of the Fundamentals course covering BS 5839-1: 2017 for non-domestic premises is a prerequisite for this course. This is due to the requirements of BS 5839-1 being applicable to the larger more complex Grade A systems dealt with in BS 5839-6.

For those wishing to undertake some prior reading before the course, we would recommend a book written by C S Todd, MBE, The Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems in Domestic Premises. A Guide to BS 5839 6:2019. 4th Edition.


Upon completion of the exam, delegates will get an instant result, and a certificate will follow in due course in the post.

  • FIA member £150 + VAT      Payable by invoice or debit/credit card
  • Non-members £250 + VAT  Payable only by debit/credit card