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Fire Detection System Design 640

This is one of our many SAQCC-Fire Accredited training courses for individuals interested in registering as a Fire Detection and Alarm System Designer. 




Module 1: Understanding the requirements and inter-relationship of the Building Regulations, the Building Code and Local By Laws

  • An understanding of the Building Regulations
  • An understanding of the Building Code of Practice
  • An understanding of local By Laws
  • An understanding of the South African Electrical wiring code SANS 10142

Module 2: The Responsibilities and liabilities of the designer

  • The responsibilities of the designer
  • Interfacing with other building services
  • The liabilities of the designer
  • Interface with insurers and the fire department

Module 3: The National Standards in place to be followed in the design of fire detection systems

  • The description and explanation of all the listed SANS standards for fire detection systems
  • Brief review of the important factors of these standards

Module 4: The stakeholders interview

  • Determining the requirements of the Fire Detection and Alarm System
  • Determine the type and usage of the building
  • Determining evacuation procedures
  • Determine interlock and interface requirements and functions
  • Decide on the system category to be used
  • Determining any special customer requirements
  • Info from rational fire design / risk assessments
  • Insurance requirements

Module 5: Design of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems for industrial applications

  • Finding international standards to follow
  • Intrinsically safe environments
  • Special detection devices for Industrial applications
  • Use of manufacturer’s installation instructions
  • Cabling in industrial applications

Module 6: Production and requirements of the conceptual design (base line document)

  • Confirmation of standard to be used
  • Confirmation of system category to be used
  • Areas to be covered by the system
  • Selection of system and device types
  • Selection of cable types and support methods
  • The evacuation procedures
  • A list of exclusions
  • Acceptance and client approval

Module 7: Detailed design structure

  • Using a standard system design format
  • Production of a cause and effect chart
  • Bill of quantities
  • Documentation requirements

Module 8: Fire Detection and Alarm System Design exercises

  • The design of systems for different building types and usages


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