Available courses

Fire Detection Workshop Practice and Safety introduces students to the work environment and its tools, equipment, workshops and work environment, safety regulations, policies and procedures applicable to health, safety and industry standards and systems.

This training course is intended to equip students with the necessary hand-skills for the Fire Detection and Alarm System industry. Workplace policies and procedures that conform to health and safety regulations and safe working practices will be learnt.

This subject precedes Cabling and Conduit skills course.


This training course is provided for persons who require knowledge of cables and their application for fire detection and alarm systems.

Types of support methods of cables is presented.

Learners who have completed this course will have a thorough working knowledge of the various types of cables and conduit used for fire detection and alarm systems and understand how to install cables and conduit.

Competency levels are tested with as much practical exercises as possible minimizing the amount of written tests.

Unit standard 244328 covers cabling and its application but is weak in terms of cables used specifically for fire detection systems.

Reference is made to SANS 10142-1:2012, SANS 10139:2012 and other resources listed in the References section for further clarity where necessary and applicable.

This subject covers the basics of electrical and electronic principles and practice; it is assumed that learners have no previous electrical background and knowledge.

Electrical and Electronic Principles and Practice transfers trade specific skills, knowledge, values and attitudes so that learners can explain how electricity and electronics is applied in practice in the context of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems.

Electrical and electronic theory covers the basic electrical theory and an introduction to the basic theoretical component knowledge of electronics.

The purpose of including this subject is not to produce learners who are electrical or electronic experts but to familiarise the student with basic circuitry to enable them to understand operation of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems better.

This training course is for learners to gain knowledge of the Fire Detection and Alarm System Principles based on the recommendations detailed in the relevant SANS Fire Detection and Alarm System Standards.

Learners who have completed this course will have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the key principles of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems.

 GENERAL

  • Learning outcomes and assessment criteria will be in accordance with the course plan provided in the relevant training manual / material.
  • The course plan details all assignments and criteria applicable to the relevant programme.
  • The course facilitator will evaluate the portfolio of evidence throughout the course.
  • Competence in relation to the outcomes of the relevant course will be as stated in the course plan and as learnt during the course.
  • Assignments that form part of the relevant course are reflected in your online portfolio of evidence.
  • Assessment criteria will be explained or provided to learners, as necessary, prior to commencement of the assignment/s.
  • Feedback will be provided on all in-class exercises and online assessment activities. Learners will be able to track their performance during these sessions.
  • It is the learner’s responsibility at the start of the programme to inform the course co-coordinator of any special needs or barriers to learning such as a lack of fluency in English. Please do take note of the prerequisites in the “Learning assumed to be in place” section of the relevant course.
  • Assessments take on the form of written / online tests using various strategies and practical activities to evaluate and provide feedback to the attendee and employer alike.

 

COURSES ARE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH ONLY

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  • Learner competency in the outcomes covered by the course will be based on either in-class activities or remotely via webinar. Assessments are in the form of online assignments.
  • The portfolio of evidence is contained in your online profile and contains feedback and assessment criteria and is retained by Fire Systems Training yet accessible to the learner at login to the Fire Systems Training website.
  • There are six modules that implement a formative assessment process and an exam providing a summative assessment; the learner is expected to pass all modules.
  • All assessment activities are open book and a pass rate of 80 % for each activity is required to demonstrate competency.
  • The six course modules formative assignment assessments constitute 40% and the course summative assessment constitutes 60% toward the final result.
  • Learners who do not demonstrate competency based on the portfolio of evidence may request re-assessment.
  • Re-assessment will be by means of specially requested re-write on condition that an average of 75% is achieved for the various course modules. The re-write consists of a supplementary exam which needs to be written within 4 weeks of completion of the programme. The re-write is chargeable.
  • If the learner does not prove competent in the re-write he/she will be required to attend the course again.

This training course is for learners to learn the installation of fire detection components and systems.

Learners who have completed this course will have a practical knowledge of how to install and connect fire detection components.

The majority of your activities will be of a practical nature.

Fire Detection Design Recognition of Prior Learning / Supplementary Exam

Fire Detection Design - Refresher

The code of practice for the design, commissioning, installation and servicing of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems in buildings.

This training course is for learners requiring to get an understanding of the Fire Detection and Alarm System Code of Practice used for Hospitals within South Africa.

Learners who have completed this course will have a thorough working knowledge of the core aspects related to the design, installation, commissioning and servicing requirements for Fire Detection and Alarm Systems as per the South African National Standard SANS 322.

Discussion centred around the SANS 246 Standard in relation to Fire Protection for Electronic Equipment Installations.

SANS 10139 Refresher Course

This course is for those individuals who have engaged in our SANS 10139 training course within the past 4 years and find that their certificate has expired and needs to be renewed.

This training course is provided for persons who require to enter the field of gas extinguishing / suppression systems and understand the type of gas pipes and installation of the gas pipes required in the industry.

Learners who have completed this course will have an understanding of gas pipes and safe installation of gas system requirements for the industry.

Competency levels are tested with as much practical exercises as possible minimizing the number of written tests.

Safety and Gaseous Fire Extinguishing System Principles is for learners to gain an introductory knowledge of Installing Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems and the related safety aspects thereof.

Learners who complete this course will obtain a basic knowledge of Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems.

This training course is for persons conducting Commissioning of Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems to gain knowledge of the requirements for conducting these works.

Learners who complete this course will obtain knowledge of these skills.


Gas Extinguishing System Design Recognition of Prior Learning

Gas Suppression System Design

All learners must have a propriety gas design hydraulic program as the learner’s knowledge of the application of these will be tested.

Persons attending this course must have attended a SANS 306 and SANS 14520 training course to become conversant with the standards. 

This training course is for learners involved in the sales, design, installation, servicing or commissioning of CO2 gaseous fire extinguishing systems.

Learners who have completed this course will have a practical knowledge of CO2 gaseous fire extinguishing systems and gain a working knowledge of the code of practice that is applied in South Africa for CO2 gaseous fire extinguishing systems.


This training course is for learners involved in the sales, design, installation, servicing or commissioning of gaseous fire extinguishing systems.

Learners who have completed this course will have a reasonable knowledge of the various aspects of gaseous fire extinguishing systems and gain a working knowledge of the code of practice that is applied in South Africa for gaseous fire extinguishing systems.

This training course is provided for persons who require knowledge of the operation methods of Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems.

All references are taken from the South African standards SANS 369 Parts 1 and 2.

Learners who have completed this course will have a thorough working knowledge of how the operation of Gaseous Fire Suppression Systems is conducted both electrically and mechanically.


Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems - Supplier Training 1 - Chemical Agents

Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems - Supplier Training 2 - Inergen Gas

Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems - Supplier Training 3 - CO2 Gas

Voice Alarm Systems sometimes know also as Voice Evacuation Systems