Emergency Lighting 1-day Review Course I.S.3217:2013 (EL2)

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I.S.3217:2013 Emergency Lighting 1 -day Review Course


1. Course Developer: PCCE Training (Paul Condron Consulting Engineer Ltd)

2. Tutor: Paul Condron, Chartered Engineer, Registered Consulting Engineer

3. Overview:
I.S.3217 the Irish Standard for Emergency Lighting was updated after almost 20 years and released in 2008. The new Standard contained many changes but also a number of problems in several areas. The latest Revision I.S.3217:2013 which was released in December 2013 is a significant improvement on the 2008 standard and reflects the improvements in technology; the increase in relevant reference standards; and improvements in Emergency Lighting techniques.

4. Course Aim:
This 1-day Review Course is designed to update existing users of the 1989 and 2008 Standards to the extent that will allow them to continue with their activities in relation to such systems under the new requirements of the Standard and to understand the principles and application of each section of the Standard.

The modules will introduce attendees to the principles of Lighting and Emergency Lighting design to the extent needed to determine and apply the requirements of the Standard.

The course is also designed and presented to allow Attendees to assess – and develop - their competence to carry out any or all of the following in accordance with the requirements and specifications of Irish Legislation and the Irish National Standard I.S.3217:2013:

• Design,
• Install,
• Commission,
• Service,
• Maintain

5. Programme:

a. Module 1: Introduction; Background; Transition
b. Module 2: Scope and Need for Emergency Lighting
c. Module 3: Legislation; Definitions;
d. Module 4: Emergency Lighting Fundamentals
e. Module 5: Emergency Lighting Systems
f. Module 6: Design
g. Module 7: Installation and Test Facilities
h. Module 8: Commissioning
i. Module 9: Handover
j. Module 10: User Responsibilities and Service (Maintenance & Inspection)
k. Module 11: Annexes

6. Learning Objectives:

a. Module 1: Introduction; Background; Transition
• Background to the Standard
• Course overview
• Fire Safety Certificate implications
• Overview of the Primary differences between the 1989; 20089 and 2013 Standards
• Transition

b. Module 2: Scope and Need for Emergency Lighting
• Scope of I.S.3217
• Need for Emergency Lighting

c. Module 3: Legislation; Definitions;
• Legislative status
• Definitions

d. Module 4: Emergency Lighting Fundamentals
• Basis of Emergency Lighting Design
• Escape Lighting types
• Compliance requirements
• Emergency Lighting Design Software
1. Product details
2. Working examples
• System Integrity
• Device Placement
• Emergency Exit Signage

e. Module 5: Emergency Lighting Systems
• Self-Contained Systems
• Central Power Systems
• Central Generator Powered Systems
• Comparison and effectiveness of light sources

f. Module 6: Design
• Design requirements overview
• Design definitions
• Emergency Lighting Design Process
• Design detail with examples
• Design Certification

g. Module 7: Installation and Test Facilities
• Control Equipment
• Test facilities
• Cable systems
• Batteries

h. Module 8: Commissioning
• Commissioning process
• Commissioning Certification
• Handover documentation

i. Module 9: User Responsibilities and Service (Maintenance & Inspection)
• User Responsibilities
• Service and Maintenance Scheduling
• Service Provider actions
• Certification

j. Module 10: Annexes

7. Who should attend?
All parties who are currently involved in any aspect of the works covered by the Standard should attend this course in order to continue to provide a service that will comply with the revised requirements of the new Standard.

These would include:
Local Authorities:
Fire Officers
Planners
Housing Engineers
Designers (where Emergency Lighting systems form part of their remit)

Designers:
Fire Engineering Consultants
Building Services Designers (Consulting Engineers)
Architects
Designers and providers of Emergency Lighting systems

Installers:
Contractors who install Emergency Lighting cabling and systems.

System Suppliers:
Manufacturers and suppliers of Emergency Lighting systems

Emergency Lighting System Service and Maintenance Companies:

Users:
Parties who are responsible for the operation and maintenance of Emergency Lighting systems in their premises Property Management companies

Paul Condron
PCCE Training