Delegates will develop knowledge from the Design and Verification module and / or industry experience with specific regard to more complex system design considerations. An understanding of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm System Design is essential to gain a full understanding of the module.

This module provides an enhanced understanding of the requirements of BS 5839-1 in relation to more complex issues which effect the layout of automatic detection in various roof and ceiling configurations.


• Design considerations
• Appropriate category
• Risk assessment
• Low risk?
• Variations
• Roofs
• Flat roofs
• Pitched roofs
• Horizontal tolerance
• Asymmetric roofs
• ‘Challenging’ ceilings
• >10% obstructions
• Closely spaced beams
• Honeycomb ceilings
• Cable calculations
• Verification process
• Specification review Assessment