Course Reference: PCCE Training_F5: I.S.3218:2013 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems, ½ - day Revised Standard Update Course. Developed by and copyright Paul Condron Consulting Engineer Ltd (PCCE).
I.S.3218 the Standard for Fire Detection and Alarm Systems for Buildings - System Design, Installation, Commissioning, Servicing and Maintenance has been revised. It was issued in December 2013 and is now fully in force. There is a requirement for all parties involved in the FDAS process to make themselves aware of the changes in this document and its impact on their activities and services.
This ½ -day Update Course is designed to inform existing users of the 2009 Standard - who are familiar with the old Standard - with the changes in the new document. This is intended to allow them to continue with their activities in compliance with the Revised Standard. There are a number of significant changes to this revised Standard in areas that include: • Certification • Servicing and Maintenance • Application of devices
Programme: The course modules will step through each section of the Standard and highlight/ explain the changes. Note that this course is not a full review of this Standard. If this is required please refer to PCCE Course F1 – 1-day Review Course click here
Module 1: Introduction: • Course Overview • Definitions • Competence
Module 2: Design – provides details of: • Role of Designer • Certification • Clarification on FDAS system Categories amendments • Review of Design changes with examples • Overview EN54-23Visual Alarm Devices (VADs) • Revised section on Wireless systems reviewed
Module 3: Limitation of False Alarms: • Sections 5 & 6 in 2009 document amalgamated • Overview changes
Module 4: Installation, Commissioning • Cable systems review and clarification
Module 5: Service and Maintenance • Significant changes here will be reviewed and explained • Duties of Service Provider is more detailed and will be clarified • Requirement for Service and Maintenance provider Competence to be demonstrated • Changes to Service Certification reviewed
Module 6: User Responsibilities • Changes to User responsibilities are outlined and explained • Recommendations for appointment of new Service Providers reviewed
Module 7: Residential Applications • Changes to residential system design reviewed • New Certification for Domestic systems
Module 8: Certification and Annexes • Several of the Annexes to the Standard have been revised and changes are explained.
The course prerequisite is a good understanding and working knowledge of the existing I.S.3218:2009 Standard. All parties who are currently involved in any aspect of the works covered by the Standard need to attend this course in order to continue to provide a service that will comply with the revised requirements of the new Standard.
Paul Condron: Chartered Building Services Engineer; Registered Consulting Engineer. Almost 40 years experience in the design and specification of fire Alarm systems. NSAI Fire Safety Standards committee member. Course developer and presenter. Frank Pierce: Over 35 years experience in design, installation, systems development, commissioning and service/maintenance of Fire Alarm Systems. NSAI Fire Safety Standards committee member. European (I.S.EN 54) Irish Representative. Course developer and presenter. Liam O’Keeffe: Over 30 years experience at all levels of installation; commissioning and design.