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EAL NVQ Level 2/3 Electrical Installations & Fire Alarm training course
Based on BS 5266-1 and British Standard (BS) 5839 Part 1 : 2002 (Fire detection and alarm systems for buildings) this course covers the requirements for emergency lighting, fire detection and protection systems.
These are code of practices for system design, installation, commissioning and maintenance and are standards used by fire authorities and building control officers
Suitable escape routes have to be available and easy to follow, so it is therefore of vital importance that emergency lighting is working effectively, whilst alarms should sound when required and be fully audible.
This course has been designed to provide the essential basics for new engineers as well as update the knowledge of any experienced engineer.
Course objectives/key benefits
On completion delegates will be able to design and install emergency lighting to BS 5266-1 and alarm systems to British Standard (BS) 5839 Part 1 : 2002
PLEASE NOTE: This course can be undertaken 'on-site' at the delegates' premises. Please contact our office on 01579 348544 or
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Who is the course aimed at?
Anyone wishing to design, install, commission or maintain an emergency lighting system and/or fire alarm system
Candidates should have a basic electrical knowledge and a knowledge of lamps and light fittings.
For anyone new to electrical work, or who would like to update their knowledge and skills, it is highly recommended that they undertake the Basic Electrics course prior to this course.
- Basic regulations, relevant standards, and the need for emergency lighting
- Types of emergency lighting describing self contained, central systems with slave luminaries and conversions of luminaries for emergency use
- Exit sign pictograms, luminance and viewing distances
- Luminance requirements, lux levels, uniformity and duration requirements
- Emergency lighting of cinema and theatre auditoria
- Choosing maintained or non-maintained luminaries
- Design procedures covering all points of emphasis, e.g. stairs
- Using manufacturers’ spacing tables for escape routes and open areas
- Simple designs for high risk areas
- Conversion of mains luminaries for emergency use, to achieve the lux levels discussed previously and using conversion spacing tables
- Disability glare and colour requirements
- Basic installation, wiring and fuse protection
- Testing and servicing to BS 5266-8
- Automatic testing
- Relevant legislation relevant to BS5839
- Design and planning
- Meeting the requirements of BS5839
- Risk assessments
- Commissioning and maintenance
- Completion of appropriate forms and certificates
- Guidance on false alarms changes and recommendations for cables
- Categories of system servicing and maintenance
- Recommendations of fire warning systems for people with hearing difficulties.
Theory and practical workshop
Practical assessment and multiple choice question papers
Anyone who attends this course will receive a City and Guilds/NAPIT certificate in Fire Alarm and Emergency Lighting installation and maintenance.
Candidates will be provided with a training pack.
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South West Assessment and Training, 1 Quimperle Road, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3US. TEL: 01579 348544. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org