Specialist Training

Fire Alarm Systems

This 2-day Course is intended to provide guidance on the installation of automatic fire detectors and alarm systems in buildings. It covers …

BS 5839-1:2017 The code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises

BS 5839-6:2017 The code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises.

The course reviews the detail requirements of BS5839 Parts 1 and 6:2017 and with reference to Part B of the building regulations.

Target Audience
The course is suitable for enforcing authorities, designers, installers and maintenance personnel responsible for these systems.

Training and Methodology
The course is modular providing both theory and practical requirements of installing and maintaining the fire detection systems.


Course Content

Legislative Framework

The Acts and Safety Regulations
The Building Regulations Part B and Part M
The Equalities Act 2010 (Formerly DDA 1995)

Codes of Practice:



  • Risk Assessment
  • Principles Of Fire Extinction
  • Principles of fire detection: Types of Detectors & How detectors work
  • Types Of Systems

Design Responsibility

Outline responsibilities of the Designer

Stage 1 Talk to the interested parties to decide on the level of protection or category and agree variations

Stage 2 Detection & alarm zones

Stage 3 Siting of manual call points

Stage 4 Selection and siting of sensors

Stage 5 Choice and siting of alarm sounders and visual alarms

Stage 6 Control equipment & power supplies

Definitions, Grades, Categories and specifications

Types of dwellings and non-domestic premises

Types of Detector




Equipment Specification
Construction Product Regulation


Outline responsibilities of the Installer

Types of cable and where to use them

Other aspects in regard to installation practice

Recommendations for mains power supplies

Source of supply

Inspection & testing of wiring


Installation Certificate, Commissioning Certificate, Acceptance Certificate, Verification Certificate, Maintenance Certificate

Maintenance and Servicing

Compliance with BS5839-1 and 6:2017

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