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IFEDA Fire Alarm Courses

27th, 28th and 29th June

IFEDA runs a number of fire industry training courses, relevant courses are obviously BAFE approved. From fire extinguisher technicians training to fire alarm training, fire awareness to dry riser training, ensure your technicians are thoroughly trained to a high standard. With dedicated training venues these courses are run by professional, industry approved trainers.

Fire alarm introduction to design - 1 day course

This course is focused on the basic application and interpretation of BS 5839 part 1. It covers the need for a fire alarm, category, and areas protected, system components, detection zones, and non-compliance. It also covers required documentation and false alarm management.

Suitable for: Alarm technicians; owners and managers of fire protection companies; risk assessors; fire safety officers; other enforcing bodies. 

Date: 27th June- Southampton

Fire alarm maintenance course - 1 day course

This course covers an overview of BS 5839 part 1, system components and positioning, maintenance requirements, practical application, and servicing, in addition to required record keeping.

Suitable for: Alarm technicians; owners and managers of fire protection companies

Date: 28th June- Southampton

Fire alarm installation and commissioning - 1 day course

This course covers basic application and interpretation of BS 5839 part 1. The one day course covers the principles of fire alarm installation and commissioning, the responsibility of the installer, installation practices and workmanship, inspection and testing of wiring, responsibility of commissioning technician, requirements of handover, certification, documentation, acceptance, and user’s responsibilities.

Suitable for: Alarm technicians; owners and managers of fire companies; fire safety officers; other enforcing bodies.

Date: 29th June- Southampton

To book simply call 01280 817583 or email [email protected]

 

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Free CPD seminars by Hochiki

Various dates to suit you

Professional Courses
The technical seminars provided by Hochiki Europe have all been externally reviewed and approved by both the Construction CPD Certification Service (www.cpduk.co.uk) and CIBSE (www.cibse.org).

When and Where?
If you are interested in one of our courses please contact us and we will arrange for one of our staff to come to your office to give the presentation at a time and date that suits you and your colleagues. The presentations are completely free of charge and the Hochiki tutor will provide the relevant learning materials; all you have to do is provide the room and the people! Each course is about an hour long, and we provide certificates upon request.

Available courses:

Understanding EN54-23 Visual Alarm Devices

Who should attend: M&E Consultants and Engineers, End Users, Architects or anyone involved in the process of designing, providing or maintaining Visual Alarm Devices.

One in Seven people in the UK are deaf or hard of hearing, and so they may require both visual and audio warning of a fire. Prior to 2010 there was no standard to regulate the light output of Visual Alarm Devices throughout Europe which is why EN54-23 was introduced.
This presentation has been designed to provide essential information about EN54-23:2010, such as what lux levels are required by the standard, what the different categories of VADs are, and how you can calculate the spacing and siting of the devices.

Emergency Lighting Standards & Design Considerations

Who should attend: M&E Consultants & Engineers, End Users, Architects or anyone involved in the process of providing or maintaining commercial Emergency Lighting systems.

This presentation aims to give all those involved in the process of design, maintaining, providing and installing of Emergency Lighting systems an overview of the standards and items that must be taken into consideration when dealing with Emergency Lighting systems.
The presentation looks carefully at the Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting (ICEL) regulations, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and standards, both current and forthcoming. Updated to include BS5266 Part1:2016 amendments

False Alarm Reduction in Detection Systems

Who should attend: M&E Consultants and Engineers, End Users, Architects or anyone involved in the process of designing, providing or maintaining automatic fire detection systems.

This presentation has been designed to give all those involved in the process of design, maintaining, and installing fire detection systems an insight to the problems caused by false alarms and the ways and means of avoiding them. False alarms have considerable impact such as the cost to tax payers, prosperity of commerce and most importantly; complacency which can impact the safety of the public.
 

Understanding the Selection, Spacing and Siting of Detectors

Who should attend: M&E Consultants and Engineers, End Users, Architects or anyone involved in the process of designing, providing or maintaining commercial fire detection systems.

This presentation has been designed to provide essential information on key points from the updated British Standard (BS) 5839 Part 1: 2013 (Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings). The revised BS 5839 Part 1: 2013 is the Code of Practice for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and alarm systems within the UK and Northern Ireland. This presentation is designed to provide practical advice on the selection, spacing and siting of detectors giving a clear, pictorial and comprehensive overview of all of the items that need to be considered when designing a fire detection and alarm system.

Hybrid Wireless Fire Detection - The Standards & Technologies

Who should attend: M&E Consultants and Engineers, End Users, Architects or anyone involved in the process of designing, providing or maintaining wireless fire detection.

This presentation has been designed to provide essential information on key points regarding hybrid wireless fire detection including a summary of the current standards (BS5839 Part 1 and EN54 Part 25), a guide to when to use wireless, the technology behind the system and prime examples of appropriate applications.

To book:

If you wish to book a seminar please speak to your Hochiki Europe contact or alternatively you can email: [email protected] or call: Hochiki Europe’s Marketing Department on 01634 26 65 66

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Tall Building Fire Safety Training Course for Risk Reduction and Management

Date: May 8th-12th 2017

Developed to compliment membership of the Tall Buildings Fire Safety Network, the Tall Building Fire Safety Management Training Course is packed with useful tools and techniques for those tasked with management.

Instructors on the course are experts in their field and come with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Delivered over 5 days in existing Tall Buildings, the course will cover a wide syllabus of relevant topics and case studies

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for anyone who has a responsibility for managing fire safety in a tall building, including; high rise residential, hotels, business and office blocks and mixed use. Delegates are assumed to have a level of fire safety knowledge equivalent to that of a fire warden—prior to the course.

Topics to be covered:

Day 1 -

Theme: Prevention, including; case studies, fire risk assessment, management systems
Day 2 -

Theme: Detection and Alarm, cause and effect, maintenance, degraded systems, false alarms
Day 3 -

Theme: Escape, evacuation strategies, lifts, disa-bled escape, wayfinding, car parks
Day 4 -

Theme: Containment, passive barriers, steel pro-tection, sprinklers, construction work
Day 5 –

Theme: Firefighting, fire statistics, fire growth, firefighting techniques, wind driven fires

2017 date and location:

The 5 day course will be held from the 8th-12th May 2017, at The Shard, London. 

To book call or email Russ Timpson

Email: [email protected] 

Tel: (+44) 01304 806873 

 

 

 

 

 

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BAFSA Spring Seminar- Protecting new homes & 21st century community developments from fire

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

The programme for this one-day seminar will focus on the benefits and practicalities of installing automatic fire sprinklers in modern houses and new community developments.

Topics to be covered:

Protecting families, communities and businesses in modern developments and new communities

The results of Pilot Studies on installing sprinklers in various styles and sizes of new homes in Wales

Sprinklers in Schools

Effectiveness of sprinklers - based on case studies

A Housing Association's decision to fit sprinklers in their new developments

Why the Fire & Rescue Services' seek to encourage developers to install sprinklers

Protecting the vunerable and elderly in our communities

Location: 

Parkside Place Community Fire Station, Parkside, Cambridge CB1 1JF

To book:

Visit:

http://www.bafsa.org.uk/news-events/book-an-event-testing.php

 

 

 

 

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Principles and Practice of Evacuation Modelling

24th- 28th April 2017

Fire Safety Science and Engineering is concerned with the efficient protection of life and property. To achieve this aim it relies heavily on mathematical modelling. This short course examines the role of mathematical evacuation models in fire safety science and in particular their formulation, limitations, application and interpretation of model predictions

Who should attend?

This short course in intended for those in the fire safety profession i.e. safety consultants, safety officers, architects, engineers, fire brigade officers, etc. Those attending are expected to be able to use PC Windows and operate a PC.

Aims:

(1) To introduce human psychological response to fire.

(2) To introduce human physiological response to fire products.

(3) To introduce the concepts and limitations of evacuation modelling.

(4) To familiarise students with software used in the computer simulation of evacuation.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of the short course, those participating should:

- be familiar with the range of human psychological and physiological responses to fire;

- be familiar with evacuation model assumptions;

- have an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of evacuation modelling software;

- be able to use egress software to assess the evacuation performance of a structure under fire conditions;

- be able to interpret model predictions.

Indicative Content:

Behavioural response of occupants to evacuation, people movement through smoke, evacuation time criteria, human behaviour on stairs, flow models, current evacuation models, building-EXODUS evacuation model, FED toxicity models.

Location:

University of Greenwich, Greenwich Maritime Campus, London.

How to book:

To book contact: Ms Vania Caldeira, University of Greenwich, Phone: +44 20 8331 8706; email: [email protected] 

 

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Extinguisher Technicians Examination Course

Various dates in 2017

Who should attend? Anyone servicing portable fire extinguishers must according to BS5306 part 3:2009 initially be trained and to have passed a BAFE recognised examination. This course is appropriate for technicians working in the fire trade and for multidisciplinary engineers who work in facility management, building services and specialised industries, e.g. vehicle manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, utilities, oil & gas, etc

Topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to fire and heat spread
  • Appropriate fire regulations and British/European standards
  • Type, construction, safe operation and handling of fire extinguishers
  • Servicing procedures - Commissioning, Basic, Extended and Overhaul
  • Provision, siting and installation of extinguishers
  • Practical servicing experience
  • Applying this newly acquired knowledge in the field

2017 dates:

  • 20-23 February: Gatwick
  • 13-16 March: Wakefield
  • 20-23 March: Surbiton
  • 27-30 March: Aberdeen
  • 3-6 April: Mansfield
  • 24-27 April: Belfast
  • 15-18 May: Gatwick
  • 22-25 May: Glasgow
  • 5-8 June: Exeter
  • 12-15 June: Basildon
  • 17-20 July: Northampton
  • 24-27 July: Bristol
  • 31 July - 3 August: Basildon

The fourth day of each course is set aside to the BAFE examination, comprising of a 2hour written exam paper* followed by the one-to-one with a BAFE examiner. 

*Arrangements can be made for dyslexic if advised at the time of booking. 

To book a place Email your contact details to [email protected] alternatively you can book online at www.firecontingency.co.uk or you can call us on 01932 222010 to discuss any specific requirements or queries that you may have. 

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4 Day Managing Fire Safety

Various dates in 2017

For those who have successfully completed Vulcan’s 5 Day Fire Risk Assessor Course this 4 Day module enables delegates, upon successful completion, to be awarded the prestigious Fire Manager Certificate and be eligible to apply to the Institute of Fire Safety Manager (IFSM) or the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) for Fire Technician grade of membership

Who should attend

Fire Safety Managers, Facilities Managers, Risk Managers, Surveyors, Consultants and Health and Safety practitioners and those looking for a professional, nationally-recognised, fire safety management qualification who have been awarded the Vulcan 5 Day Fire Risk Assessor Certificate.

On completion of the course you will be better able to:

  • Interpret fire safety legislation and its requirements.
  • Implement an effective fire safety management structure
  • Set up and manage an effective fire awareness training scheme
  • Identify and control major fire hazards by setting up a programme of inspections and assessments
  • Identify hazards and any fire safety management deficiencies
  • Confidently and competently conduct effective fire risk assessments
  • Maintain fire records, documentation and fire emergency plan
  • Compile fire risk assessment reports
  • Compile and manage fire emergency plans
  • Advise on improvements to control measures in reducing the risk of fire
  • Advise on fire-fighting access requirements
  • Give advice on construction site fire safety requirements.

Dates & Locations:

  • 27-30 March: Paisley, Glasgow
  • 25-28 April: Northampton
  • 23-26 May: Warrington
  • 30 May - 2 June: Slough
  • 20-23 June: Northampton
  • 17-20 July: Warrington
  • 19-22 September: Northampton
  • 26-29 September: Paisley, Glasgow
  • 24-27 October: Warrington
  • 7-10 November: Slough
  • 27-30 November: Northampton
  • 5-8 December: Warrington

For more information or to book your place on the curse please visit Vulcan Fire Training

 

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Fire Manager Advanced Diploma

Various dates in 2017

The course goes into greater depth in fire risk assessing and covers larger and high risk premises. On successful completion of the 5 day course and moderation of course project, delegates will be awarded the Fire Manager Advanced Diploma recognised as an educational programme for Fire Safety at MIFireE level by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and Accredited by the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) at MIFE level.

On completion of the course you will be better able to:

  • Interpret fire safety legislation and its requirements for larger buildings
  • Implement an effective fire safety management structure
  • Identify and control major fire hazards by setting up a programme of inspections and assessments
  • Identify any fire safety management deficiencies
  • Confidently conduct fire risk assessments on more complicated buildings
  • Confidently conduct effective higher level fire safety recommendation reports
  • Work confidently with fire guides codes and standards.

2017 dates and locations:

  • 20-24 March: Glasgow
  • 12-16 Jun: Warrington
  • 20-24 November: Northampton

 

To book your place visit the Vulcan Fire Training website

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NEBOSH Conversion to Fire Manager Certificate

Various dates in 2017

The Fire Manager Certificate is awarded to candidates who have successfully completed the NEBOSH Cert in Fire Safety and Risk Management and this Conversion Course.

What will I be able to do after the course?

  • Confidently conduct effective fire risk assessments using current methodology
  • Compile fire risk assessment reports using current methodology
  • Compile and manage fire emergency plans
  • Identify hazards and any fire safety management deficiencies
  • Advise on improvements to control measures in reducing the risk of fire
  • Advise on fire fighting access requirements
  • Give advice on construction site fire safety requirements
  • Apply for Fire Technician membership.

Dates & Locations:

  • 3-7 April: Northampton
  • 8-12 May: Warrington
  • 15-19 May: Slough
  • 5-9 June: Northampton
  • 3-7 July: Warrington
  • 4-8 September: Northampton
  • 11-15 September: Paisley, Glasgow
  • 9-13 October: Warrington
  • 16-20 October: Slough
  • 13-17 November: Northampton
  • 20-24 November: Warrington

To book your place visit the Vulcan Fire Training website

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5 Day Fire Risk Assessor Training

Various dates in 2017

This course has been designed specifically for individuals employed in industry, commerce and organisations who have been given the responsibility of managing fire safety in their workplace. A highly practical 5 day in depth course with multi-media presentations, working on plan drawings and practical exercises, held on a public or in-house basis for up to 12 delegates.

Who should attend? Fire Safety Managers, Facilities Managers, Risk Managers, Surveyors, Building Control Officers, Health and Safety practitioners and those looking for a framework for conducting fire risk assessments and compiling fire emergency plans. Those with very little or a good working knowledge of fire safety will benefit from this training.

On completion of the course you will be better able to:

  • Confidently conduct effective fire risk assessments using current methodology
  • Compile fire risk assessment reports using current methodology
  • Compile and manage fire emergency plans
  • Identify hazards and any fire safety management deficiencies
  • Advise on improvements to control measures in reducing the risk of fire
  • Advise of fire fighting access requirements
  • Give advice on construction site fire safety requirements.

2017 Dates & Locations:

  • 3-7 April: Northampton
  • 8-12 May: Warrington
  • 15-19 May: Slough
  • 5-9 June: Northampton
  • 3-7 July: Warrington
  • 4-8 September: Northampton
  • 11-15 September: Glasgow
  • 9-13 October: Warrington
  • 16-20 October: Slough
  • 13-17 November: Northampton
  • 20-24 November: Warrington

To book your place visit the Vulcan Fire Training website

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