Evacuation and Alert Systems to BS 8629
This training course provides the fundamental knowledge of the recommendations of BS 8629 for the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by the fire and rescue service in buildings containing flats.
This course is for any person, organization or business with an involvement in any building containing flats. Whilst the typical application of these systems would be high rise blocks of flats, the scope of BS 8629 includes any building containing flats, regardless of height. This course would be suitable for risk assessors, designers, installers, commissioners and maintenance technicians etc.
This one day training course provides the fundamental knowledge of the recommendations of BS 8629 for the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by the fire and rescue service in buildings containing flats.
At the end of the course, delegates will take an examination to test their knowledge. During the exam, delegates are allowed access to their notes and a copy of BS 8629 if they have one available. Please note that access to a copy of BS 8629 is not essential; the course notes will provide all the necessary information for the exam.
If you are unsuccessful during the exam at the end of the course, you will be eligible for a free exam re-sit.
During the course delegates will cover:
- The need for an emergency evacuation system
- The requirements with regards to monitoring, integrity and reliability
- The recommendations for evacuation alert zones, sounders and audibility
- Consideration of arrangements for disabled people
- Recommendations in relation to the Evacuation Alert Control & Indicating Equipment
- The recommendations for cabling, wiring and other interconnections
- Considerations for radio linked systems
- Commissioning, Handover, Maintenance and the User responsibilities.
Delegates taking the BS 8629 course will receive a course book at the start of the course. The course book will contain a copy of the slides used during the course, along with an explanation to accompany each slide and space to make their own learner notes. These books are to be retained by the delegates and are a useful reference tool for the work place.
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. Following the completion of the course delegates will be contacted and have the option to receive a hard copy of the course book in the post. Details on how to access the digital course book will be provided within the course invitation e-mail. Delegates will need to set up access to the digital course book prior to the start of the course.
No prior experience or qualifications are required to take this unit, although completion of either the Fundamentals course or the Foundation course would be beneficial, as would any existing experience with fire detection and fire alarm systems.
Taking this course will provide an understanding of the recommendations for the design, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by fire and rescue services in buildings containing flats.
Successful completion of the course will provide the ability to prove knowledge and understanding of the BS 8629 Standard and of evacuation & alert systems, which would be beneficial in relation to the SP207 BAFE scheme. Companies with staff that have successfully completed this course will be well positioned to provide design, installation, commissioning and maintenance services in relation to these systems as they become more prevalent.
Once delegates have completed the course and passed the exam, they will instantaneously receive a certificate in pdf format.
Yes, this training has 6.5 Hours CPD.
Non-members £240 + VAT