Unit 5: fire alarm maintenance

An essential one-day course for anyone to fully understand how to carry out periodic maintenance of installed fire detection and fire alarm systems to conform with BS 5839­-1

  • Anyone involved in the routine maintenance and servicing of fire alarm systems
  • Delegates should have previously attended and passed Unit 1: Fire Detection Design
  • The importance of fire protection systems
  • The risks of neglecting maintenance
  • The components used
  • False alarms and how to avoid them
  • The responsibilities and competence of the maintenance engineer
  • Liaison with the user
  • Investigating and managing false alarms
  • Routine procedures for testing
  • Testing detectors and field devices, circuits and systems
  • Testing power supplies and measuring current loadings
  • Calculating battery capacity
  • Documenting the results on service report forms and log books
  • Servicing certificates and recommended action
  • All areas of fire alarm maintenance
  • The knowledge to service and maintain fire alarms
  • A thorough knowledge of fire detection and fire alarm systems, allowing the delegate to carry out servicing and maintenance in accordance with BS 5839­-1
  • Identify the potentials for false alarms and ways to prevent them
  • Course manuals to take away for reference
  • FIA members – £150 +VAT
  • Non­-members – £240 +VAT

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