PCCE Training and Consulting

2019 is well on its way and all courses in January and February have been completely booked out.
As the first EML Service Provider Course in 2019 was overbooked I added a second one on February 18th in Leixlip and there are a few places remaining on this.
To try to address all of the course requests I have been receiving, you will find details for all proposed courses and venues, from now until July on the links below.
As there is (thankfully) a very strong demand for places I would advise that you place bookings – whether confirmed or provisional – for any venues/courses you are interested in. There is no commitment or obligation for any booking made more than 30 days prior a course date.
I am looking forward to seeing old and new faces

By-the-way: I.S.3218:2013 Amendment 1:2019 has now been issued for public comment – please look and comment
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PCCE Training and PCCE Consulting are the two primary elements of the operations of Paul Condron Consulting Engineer Ltd.

From a background of Building Services Consulting Engineering throughout Ireland and also in various International locations Paul Condron has developed extensive experience in the areas of Life Safety Services which primarily include:

    • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
    • Emergency Lighting
    • Fire Safety in Buildings
    • Designing for Safety in Construction


Also in our portfolio of Services are courses on the principles of Designing for Safety in Construction (DSC) which is essential for all Construction and Maintenance Project.

As a member of Engineers Ireland and the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI) Paul has represented these bodies and actively participated in writing and revising the Irish National Standards for Fire Detection and Alarm Systems – I.S.3218, and the Emergency Lighting Standard I.S.3217. Both of these Standards were revised and re-issued in December 2013.

With this detailed knowledge and understanding of the Standards PCCE has been offering professional, impartial and expert consultancy and training in these areas for many years.

PCCE operates out of Bray but provides both consultancy and training in many venues including Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, Sligo, Kilkenny and the Midlands.

Paul Condron is both a Chartered Engineer and a Registered Consulting Engineer.

Who we work with


I attended the 3-day I.S. 3218 Course covering design and installation of fire alarm/detections systems in 2013. As a professional working in the fire and rescue service the course was of huge benefit to me. The class mix of fire officers and alarm installers/designers allowed for discussions of issues that were of mutual interest. The course itself was delivered by Paul Condron and Frank Pierce. Both managed to deliver a huge quantity of information in a short period as well as comprehensively addressing any queries raised. I would highly recommend this course based on the relevance of its content as well as the calibre and experience of those delivering it.
Pat Hunt
Senior Assistant Chief Fire Officer  - Westmeath Fire & Rescue Service
I completed the three day course on IS 3218 Fire Detection and Alarm systems for buildings with tutors  Paul Condron and Frank Pierce. They managed to make a fairly mundane subject interesting and entertaining. Paul has a tendency to go on a bit so if you are doing the course make sure you allow a bit of extra time. They are  both are experts on the subject having been  involved in the updating of the IS 3218. I have had occasion to contact Paul to discuss aspect of design after completing the course and he has been extremely  helpful.
Jim Staples. B. Sc., M.IEI.
Fire Safety Consultant  - J. Staples & Associates Ltd.
Hello and good morning Paul, Just a quick word of thanks to you for having me on both your courses recently - 1-day Emergency Lighting Review  and the 1-day Fire Detection and Alarm Review. Thanking you again, looking forward to the next one
Neil Ryan
Business Development Manager  - Northwood Technology Ltd
“As part of Greendoor’s Continuing Professional Development programme, Paul Condron of PCCE Training was engaged to carry out an in-house course on Fire Safety in apartment Buildings with both the Property Managers and our onsite Caretakers. When we asked Paul in to conduct the course with us, which was tailored to suit our business requirements, we had a goal of becoming more aware and more informed of the fire safety issues that could occur onsite. What we got was so much more in-depth knowledge regarding building structure, fire proofing, hazards and current regulations. It proved essential as it not only refreshed and enhanced the Property Manager’s knowledge of building fire safety but also proved crucial in educating our onsite day to day staff as they are now fully aware and can anticipate potential hazards and issues before they become a real problem. I would have no hesitation in recommending Paul and would urge anyone in the industry to utilise his services as this is such a crucial and relevant topic and it is our responsibility to ensure that the buildings we manage are fully compliant and safe for all who live there.”
Eleanor Lawlor
Senior Property Manager  - Greendoor Property Management
“Both courses were well run, informative and very enjoyable to attend.  Having a mix of contractors and fire officers was good from my point of view and adds balance to the information provided, the discussions, etc.”
Philip OBrien BSc, MSc, CEng, MIEI, FIBCI
Assistant Chief Fire Officer  - Louth County Council Fire & Rescue

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