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This 2 day course provides an understanding of the design process of fire detection and fire alarms systems to BS 5839-1:2013.


This course covers components which go to make up a fire alarm system. The points to be considered are intended to highlight the variables which can exist and need to be considered whilst designing and compiling a specification for component parts.

Contact our team on 0121-702-1093 for prices and availability.

Key Areas

BS 5839-1 : 2013 Understanding detection zone size Understanding alarm zone size Technology of system components and principles of detection Sound pressure level requirements Advanced detector spacings Understand certificate requirements False alarm issues Battery standby/capacity Cause and effect Communication with the fire and rescue service

Entry Criteria

Before enrolling on this course, you must have completed the Unit 1, the fundamental course in Fire Detection & Fire Alarm Systems BS 5839 Part 1 & 6. Candidates should be familiar with electrical system design and ideally already be working within the industry.

What Next

Installation of Fire Alarm and Detection Systems (1 day course)

Course options

  • 2018/19 Day Release


    South & City College Birmingham


    Bordesley Green Campus

    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Day Release


    Tuesday, Wednesday

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 Throughout the Academic Year | 2018/19 - 2 Day(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 Throughout the Academic Year | 2018/19 £225.00 This course will be delivered at our external centre 2 Day(s) -
    24+ Throughout the Academic Year | 2018/19 Please contact the college for fee information 2 Day(s) -
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    - - 16 - - 0.00 0.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
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