Fire Detection Systems Design

DURATION: 2 days

PRICE: £509.00


Aimed at those responsible for the design of fire detection and alarm systems, our fire detection design course will develop your existing knowledge of BS 5839 part 1 (2017) and BS 7273. It is also suitable for those who need to understand the suitability of the fire detection and alarm system design. The course follows on from our 5-day Fire Detection, Alarms and Emergency Lighting Systems programme but completion of this course is not a requirement.

Learning outcomes

  • Interpretation of different types of architectural plan and symbols
  • Location of detection and alarms
  • Phased evacuation and staff alarms
  • Review and reinforcement of radio and networks
  • Protocols – closed and open systems
  • Computer suites: IT


  • Fire Protection Association (FPA) Certificate
  • 12 Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) CPD hours


FPA members receive a 15% discount

Booking with a purchase order? Complete our interactive booking form and return it to training@thefpa.co.uk

Download our training course prospectus.

  • Legislation affecting fire detection and alarm system design
  • General principles and terminology
  • Principles of fire science and smoke behaviour
  • Types of fire alarm systems
  • Principles of operation
  • Types of detectors and how they work
  • Audible and visual alarms
  • Wiring and cabling of systems
  • Testing and certification requirements
  • Schematics and design drawings
  • Responsibility of the design
  • Facility managers
  • Building managers
  • Building owners
  • Site supervisors
  • Fire systems inspectors
  • Building control officers
  • Design engineers of fire detection and alarm systems


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