PCCE Training and Consulting

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october

26oct(oct 26)12:00 amFire Alarm - 1-day I.S.3218:2013 Review Course - Leixlip - 26th (Thursday) -

27oct(oct 27)12:00 amEmergency Lighting 1-day I.S.3217:2013+ A1:2017 Review Course - Leixlip - October 27th (Friday)

30octalldayalldayFire Alarm - 3-day, 3rd party Certified Fire Detection and Alarm System Training - Cork - 30th 6th 13th (Mondays)

november

10novallday24alldayFire Alarm - 3-day, 3rd party Certified Fire Detection and Alarm System Training - Leixlip - 10th 17th 24th (Fridays) (Copy)

14novalldayalldayEmergency Lighting 1-day I.S.3217:2013+ A1:2017 Review Course - Cork - November 14th (Tuesday)

15novalldayalldayFire Alarm - 1-day I.S.3218:2013 Review Course - Cork - 15th (Wednesday)

PCCE Training and Consulting

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.

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Testimonials

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

Latest News

  • Emergency Lighting Commissioning – Serious Concern!! - Requirement for 2nd full-duration Test on Commissioning – Self-Contained and CPS Systems   Over the last number of courses I have given I have been concerned that a large number of experienced EML Commissioning parties are not aware of the requirement (introduced in 2013) that initial system commissioning requires:    A full duration test […]
  • Response to PCCE ‘Past-Pupil’ Query - Bedroom Sounder Levels Installations carried out under I.S.3218:1989 In an attempt to get over the lack of clarity regarding provision of fire alarm sound levels in Apartment Bedrooms, some parties are suggesting that this was not required under the 1989 Code of Practice (I.S. 3218: 1989). However, the requirement for sounders at the bedheads achieving […]
  • Revision to I.S.3217 ISSUED: - Just a quick note to let you all know that the NSAI has now issued the Amendment to the Emergency Lighting (EML) Standard I.S.3217:2013 You can purchase the Amendment separately but I strongly advise against this as it means cross-referencing between two different documents Get the new Standard which is entitled: I.S.3217:2013 +A1:2017 – Emergency […]

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