Delegates will develop knowledge from the FD & FA Foundation module and / or industry experience and apply this to the Design of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems. This module provides an enhanced understanding of Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems and applying this knowledge to the design of systems to BS5839-1 & BAFE SP203-1.
In this module, emphasis is placed on the process of fire alarm design; enquiry, survey, design, certification and the appropriate recording and documentation requirements. The module uses practical exercises for practice of design techniques culminating in a design layout exam where delegates confirm their knowledge

• Scope
• Design process
• Appropriate record keeping
• Levels of protection – categories
• Detection & alarm design
• Detector spacing
• Obstructions
• Types of Fire Detection & Fire Alarm Systems
• Manual call points
• Zoning requirements
• Phased evacuation
• Vertical zones, voids
• Power supplies
• Documentation and certification
• Designing out false alarms
• Battery calculations
• Responsibilities – designer, verifier
• Assessment practical design (detection)