Fire Engineering Design: 1

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Target Audience

This course is part of a series of three courses suitable for those who assess and design fire engineered buildings e.g:

  • Regulators – fire services, local building control officers and approved inspectors
  • Assessors – fire risk assessors and fire safety professionals
  • Designers – designers and architects of new and extend existing buildings

The series of courses provides learners with the knowledge and understanding through in-depth study and research of auditing Fire Engineering designs. It builds on previous experience in applying fire safety guidance such as Approved Document B and BS 9999.


First of three courses to enable delegates to design fire engineering solutions or assess fire engineering design submissions.

Qualification Units

Unit 3: Review Effectiveness of Automatic Fire Suppression Systems

Core Topic Areas

  • Principles of automatic fire suppression systems
  • Residential and domestic sprinklers: BS 9251
  • Residential water mist systems: NFPA 750, BS 8458
  • Commercial sprinklers: BS EN 12845
  • LPC Sprinkler rules and ESFR: Early Suppression Fast Response Fire Sprinkler Systems
  • Hazard review of commercial sprinkler systems
  • Commercial water mist systems: NFPA 750, BS 8489
  • Oxygen Reduction Fire Prevention Systems: BS EN 16750
  • Gaseous and foam systems: BS EN 1365: Foam systems
  • Case studies of Automatic Fire Suppression Systems


Assessment of course work is to qualification assessment criteria.

Dates and Prices

Duration 5 Days
Dates Mon 20th May - Fri 24th May 2024
(Course Full) ⨉ Mon 9th Sep - Fri 13th Sep 2024 ⨉
Mon 4th Nov - Fri 8th Nov 2024
Delegate Cost £1015.00 + VAT
Location iVC: Interactive Virtual Classroom
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Prior Learning

This course is part of a qualification to enable attendees to develop an understanding of fire engineering at technician level. It is a natural progression from achieving qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Fire Safety (Fire Inspectors) or an equivalent qualification or experience.

Pre-Course Modules

Delegates should familiarise themselves with key sprinkler standards:

  • Residential and domestic sprinklers: BS 9251
  • Commercial sprinklers: BS EN 12845


Sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint, whiteboard explanation, group discussion, videos, individual tuition and practical exercises.

Post Course

Delegates must complete workbooks within six weeks of course completion.