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Fire Alarms Training Course

This course has been specially developed for electricians and domestic installers. It will allow you to work specifically on fire alarm systems and following this course you could potentially specialise in this area. Fire alarms systems are essential for the safety of life and/or property so it is important you carry out this work with confidence and competence.

Please note: We do not currently schedule this course. Please call 01293 529777 for more information



Existing Electrical Installer


2 Days in centre

£290.00 (£348.00 inc VAT)
Please note: We do not currently schedule this course. Please call 01293 529777 for more information



Existing Electrical Installer


2 Days in centre

£290.00 (£348.00 inc VAT)

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Why Take the Fire Alarms Training Course

This is another service you can provide to your customers; a useful addition to your skills portfolio and another lucrative revenue stream for the jobbing contractor. This two day course is based upon safety standards BS 5839:1, BS 5839:6.

Course Overview

What Will I Learn On This Course?

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Course Snapshot

Course Snapshot


2 Day practical and theory course covering fire alarm installation and regulations.

Why take this course?

Who, What, Why?

As a contractor you’re called upon to fit a fire alarm system into a building, whether domestic or commercial, it will be necessary to install the equipment correctly and make sure the system will is designed correctly and effective. Due to the nature of what’s involved, there’s a little bit more to it than reading the instructions on the box, especially when your reputation is on the line. Do it competently and with confidence with the help of proper training on this course.

The course provides the necessary information to design, construct and commission a non-addressable fire alarm system to BS 5839.

Who is this course for?

Existing Electrical Installers Only

This short course for those with electrical installation experience is designed to give you the ability and skills to install, Inspect & Test and fault find commonly used fire alarm systems.

Fire Alarm Course Content

Topics covered include:

The first day of the course is spent reading through and interpreting the relevant parts of BS 5839.

The second day takes the form of a practical workshop where a system is designed, constructed and inspected and tested. The participant is then introduced to the practical issues of system maintenance, certification and reporting.

In general, it is appropriate to install some form of fire alarm system in virtually all buildings, except very small relatively open planned buildings. The initiation of alarm can be either manual or automatic, or a combination of both, as is usually the case.

The level of cover required by a building is based upon a fire risk assessment and a suitable system selected to meet this need.

How is this course delivered?

In Centre Course

Due to the equipment needed this course is delivered from our main training centres. The five days covers practical sessions, theory sessions with exams and assessments taking place on the last day.

Important Information


Pay as You Train

We understand that some of the courses can be difficult to pay all at once, therefore, on our longer courses you can Pay As You Train, which means you pay week by week interest-free.

Pay As You Train is only available on our longer courses. Typically we will agree on a payment plan with you, where you will pay a deposit, and then pay a set amount 21 days before each class start date.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What experience do I need?

We expect people to be domestic installers and hold the qualifications such as the 18th edition and 2392 as a minimum.

This qualification needs to be renewed every five years.



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Fire Alarms Training Course