Half-Day User Course Based on I.S.3218:2013


This half-day workshop aims to give Users/Clients/Responsible Persons a clear understanding of their obligations in respect of the provision, maintenance and servicing of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in order to ensure that they comply with their statutory duties.

The course has been developed to suit Users with limited technical knowledge, or need to acquire technical knowledge, but who require an overview of their obligations and responsibilities and the management of FDAS Providers.

Participants will be encouraged to ask questions throughout the workshop in order to have any queries on the subject addressed.

Learning Outcomes:

Learners will be able to:
Understand the Legal standing and requirement for Fire Detection and Alarm systems – installation and Service/Maintenance.
Understand the Scope of the I.S. 3218: 2013 Standard
Understand the scope of works and duties expected of providers
Recognise the competence, skills, compliance and duties required of providers in the FDAS process
Be capable of reviewing the performance of providers
Obtain practical knowledge to manage FDAS system providers
Understand the ways in which FDAS Design; Installation; Servicing and Maintenance can be controlled and monitored by the User.
Be aware of their requirements to maintain records; the format for such records and practical advice on how to do so.

Supporting Documentation:

Course presentation notes
Optional : Relevant Issue of I.S. 3218. Available through NSAI or by special arrangement at the course (at additional cost)

Duration: 3.0 - 3.5 Hours (09:00 – 12:30)

Participant Capacity: Maximum 20

Transfer Attendees could progress to further detailed 1- day and 3-day courses leading to certification (NFQ Level 6 special purpose)


A single tutor will present the course. Two presenters are available.
Generally 1 to 2 weeks notice is adequate and depending on other works it may be possible to accommodate courses on short notice.