Course Title: 

1-day Emergency Lighting Service Provider (SP) Training Incorporating the requirements of I.S.3217 and BS5266

Course Reference:  

PCCE_EL3 Issue 25th January 2023

Course Outline:  

Provide Emergency Lighting (EML) Service Providers (SP) with comprehensive details regarding their obligations and actions in providing a compliant service to EML Installations under I.S.3217

Include references to the differences between the Service requirements of both I.S.3217 and BS5266

Provide practical information on generic EML components and test equipment. Include sufficient technical information on EML as required of a Service Provider

Course Prerequisite:  

There is no requirement for participants to have previously completed any other EML courses

Course Objectives:  
  1. Provide an overview of EML theoretical principles to the extent required of a Service Provider under the Standard
  2. Have attendees understand:
    Their Service Provider (SP) role. With EML this includes the areas of:
    i. Inspection
    ii. Testing
    iii. Servicing/Maintenance
    Their obligations – legal and in respect of I.S.3217
  3. Provide fundamental systems information:
    a. Self-contained systems
    b. Central powered systems
    c. Testing:
    i. CTU (Central Test Units)
    ii. ATS (Automatic Test Systems
  4. Understand the processes for proper Servicing of EML installations:
    a. Appointments
    b. Information needed by SP
    c. Procedure to carry out a service
  5. Service/Inspection Types:
    a. User Servicing
    b Periodic/ Annual /Special Services
    c. Recording and reporting
    d. Formats and how to complete compliant Service Reports in accordance with the latest issue of I.S.3217 and BS5266
    e. Templates are available
Course Modules: 

Module 1: Introduction

Course Overview Course Objectives

Module 2: EML Systems Standard I.S.3217:2013+A1:2017 What is Emergency Lighting

Component Elements Basic principles:

Emergency Lighting Exit Signage

Who can carry out EML Servicing?

Module 3: EML System Types Wiring compliance.

Typical wiring systems Self-contained systems:

Common faults Central powered systems Testing:

CTU or Central Testing

ATS or Automatic Test Systems

Module 4: Service Provider Design Knowledge:

Overview of basic design elements applicable to the Service Provider role I.S.3217vs BS5266 differences

Module 5: Testing and Text Facilities CTUs

ATS

Test types

Module 6: Service Provider Appointment and Actions Pre-appointment recommendations

What is required to be provided for a Service Provider What is required to be provided by a Service Provider Service Procedures

Module 7: Electrical Works

Review of guidelines in Ireland for works that can be carried out by: Non-electrical personnel

Registered Electrical Contractors

Module 8: Inspection  and  Testing Service types – User: Daily/Weekly UK/NI – Monthly

Service types normally contracted: Periodic/Annual:

Module 9: Recording and Reporting

Comprehensive review of the various reporting certificated required under the standard:
Annual test reporting (Certificate C6) Periodic testing reports (Certificate C7)
Report following Annual Inspection and Testing (Certificate C8)
Annex ‘D’ checklist
BS5266 Service Model certificates M1; M2; M3

 

Interspersed throughout with:

Try to catch me out with questions I can’t answer!!!
Problem areas
Anything else you want to know about

The course is followed by an open-book test which will be completed within 30min Pass Mark: 65%
Achievement of a PASS grade – PCCE ‘Pass Level Achieved’ Certificate Failure to achieve the PASS grade – PCCE ‘Certificate of Attendance’

Paul Condron

Paul Condron, Chartered Engineer Registered Consulting Engineer

for and on behalf of
Paul Condron Consulting Engineer Limited

Course Reference:

PCCE_EL3                                                  Issue 1: 1st February 2018

 

Course Outline:

 

Provide Emergency Lighting (EML) Service Providers (SP) with comprehensive details regarding their obligations and actions in providing a compliant service to EML Installations

Provide practical information on generic EML components and test equipment

 

Course Prerequisite:

There is no requirement for participants to have previously completed any other EML courses

 

Course Objectives:

  1. Have attendees understand:
    1. Their Service Provider (SP) role. With EML this includes the areas of:
      1. Inspection
      2. Testing
  • Servicing/Maintenance
  1. Their obligations – legal and in respect of I.S.3217

 

  1. Provide an overview of EML theoretical principles to the extent required of a SP under the Standard

 

  1. Outline the Service elements of the new EU Standard for providers of all services in relation to Life Safety Systems – I.S. EN16763. This Standard came into force in April 2017. While not specifically addressed to EML SPs at this time, the principles are applicable.

 

  1. Provide fundamental systems information:
    1. Self-contained systems
    2. Central powered systems
    3. Testing:
      1. CTU or Central Testing
      2. ATS or Automatic Test Systems

 

  1. Understand the processes for proper Servicing of EML installations:
    1. Appointments
    2. Information needed by SP
    3. Procedure to carry out a service

 

  1. Service/Inspection Types:
    1. User Servicing
    2. Periodic/ Annual /Special Services
    3. Recording and reporting
    4. Formats and how to complete compliant Service Reports in accordance with Amendment 1 to I.S.3217:2013 which was issued in 2017. Contains changes to the previous issue of the Standard

 

  1. Workshop:
    1. Hands-on discussions of actual projects. Attendees are encouraged to bring projects

 

Course Modules:

Module 1: Introduction

Course Overview

Course Objectives

 

Module 2: EML Systems Standard I.S.3217:2013+A1:2017

What do you need to know as an SP?

What do you not have to know?

What is your role as an EML SP:

As an electrician

As a non-electrician

How do you address the previous Standards?

I.S.3217:1989

I.S.3217:2008

I.S.3217:2013

I.S.3217:2013+A1:2017

 

Module 3: EML System Principles:

Wiring compliance;

Typical wiring systems

Self-contained systems:

Common faults

Central powered systems

Testing:

CTU or Central Testing

ATS or Automatic Test Systems

 

Module 4: Requirements for Servicing

What is required to be provided for a Service Provider:

Defined Scope of Service

Safety File

Drawings

System Details

Previous Service records

Advice regarding records regeneration

 

Module 5: Service Preparation:

Documentation review

Pre-visit checks

Health & Safety

 

Module 6: Service Procedures:

What is required from an EML Service Provider:

Service types – User: Daily/weekly

Service types normally contracted: Periodic/Annual:

  • Extent
  • Procedure – how do we do it
  • Common problems
  • Troubleshooting
  • Tools and Equipment

 

Module 7: Recording and Reporting

Annual test reporting (Certificate C6)

Periodic testing reports (Certificate C7)

Report following Annual Inspection and Testing (Certificate C8)

Annex ‘D’ checklist

 

Module 8: Workshop

Bring sample projects

Try to catch me out with questions I can’t answer!!!

Problem areas

Anything else you want to know about