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
The 2009 version of this course was given by PCCE TRAINING to over 1000 individuals.
Developed for attendees with some experience of the 2009 Standard but who require a review of the whole standard
Reviews the complete Standard
Comprehensive review of all primary elements
FDAS Implementation Process
Zones Categories of Protection Siting and spacing of devices Responsibilities of all parties Limiting False Alarms Commissioning, Service and Maintenance Residential installations
Emphasises the changes made in the 2013 revision of the Standard
Developed for attendees with good knowledge and experience of the 2009 Standard.
Will address the changes to the latest revision of the Standard
Ideal for past attendees of the PCCE 3-day (2009) Certificate Course or the 1-day (2009) Review Course
The 2009 version of this course was presented to some 200 individuals. A Register of those who were successful in passing the Course Examination and achieved the 3rd Party Certification, is included on the this website. To see the list of successful attendees click here
This successful course has now been revised to include all revisions in the 2013 Standard
The course addresses in detail the theory of FDAS including:Fundamentals of fire Basis and operation of FDAS devices FDAS Implementation Process Design, Installation Commissioning Limiting False Alarms Commissioning, Service and Maintenance Residential installations Includes Workshops
Users have the ultimate responsibility under the law for ensuring that their Life Safety Systems - including FDAS and Emergency Lighting are serviced and maintained by Competent Parties. The User courses developed by PCCE are designed to provide the User:
With a clear understanding of their legal responsibilities
Understanding of 'Best Practice' in FDAS applications
With the knowledge necessary for them to evaluate the operations of the parties who work for them in these areas:Designers Installers Commissioning Parties Service Providers Maintenance Providers Log Book and Records
This 1/2-day course was developed initially and proved very successful
It provides the information above in broad detail
In response to requests from attendees of the 1/2-day course, PCCE has developed a 1-day course to address these User issues in more detail. While not as technical as the 1-day Review Course (Course F1) for Designers and other parties, this course will provide Users with a very solid understanding of the Standard and what is required both of them and from those who provide FDAS services for them