C&G Accredited - Design, Commission and Inspect Fire Alarm Systems and Emergency Lighting (PTS-FA-3 & PTA-EM-1)

What's included?

Duration: Up to 3 days
Cost: £445.00 + VAT

Introduction to the course

If you’re an electrician, looking to develop your skills and increase the range of work you are competent to undertake; and you are interested in learning about fire alarm systems and emergency lighting systems then this could be the programme for you.

Fire alarms and emergency lighting play an integral role in enhancing our safety and, in the commercial sector, proper fire safety precautions are a legal requirement.
You will cover the aspects of how to design, install, test and inspect a range of fire alarm and emergency lighting technologies, gaining the vital knowledge that will help you ensure your work complies with the relevant British Standards.

Entry Requirements

Copies of the British Standards are available for use during the programme if candidates do not hold their own copy.

Although there are no formal prerequisites, it is expected that you will have some previous installation experience and a basic knowledge of similar systems.

Course Content

This programme will provide a comprehensive overview of the relevant British Standards for these technologies, covering:

  • Legislation under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and The Building Regulations 2000
  • BS5839-1:2013 Part 1 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings
  • BS5839-6:2013 Part 1 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings (domestic)
  • BS5266-1:2016 Emergency lighting
  • BS5266-7:1999 Lighting applications – Emergency lighting
  • BS5266-8:2004 Emergency escape lighting systems
  • BSEN 1838:2013 Lighting applications – Emergency lighting

You will cover the following subjects:

  • System categories
  • System design
  • False alarms
  • Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Maintenance
  • Users responsibilities
  • Inspection & Servicing

This programme is classroom based and includes theory assessment and practical exercises on custom made rigs with assessments taking place during the programme.

The assessment process is two-fold,

  • Theory – The Fire Alarm theory assessment is a paper based multiple choice assessment. The Emergency Lighting assessment is a paper based, multiple choice paper assessment. (the assessment is open book).
  • The practical assessment- Includes carrying out the inspection and fault finding on a two-zone fire alarm panel.

What Next

Candidates will receive a City & Guilds Accredited Certificate.