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C-TEC launches series of BS 5839-1 compliance-focused courses

14 March 2022

LIFE SAFETY systems manufacturer C-TEC has just launched a new series of BS 5839-1 fire detection and fire alarm system compliance courses. Delivered at the company’s state-of-the-art Training Centre in the North West of England, the courses include both theoretical and practical activities.

Covering the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance elements relating to BS 5839-1, the courses culminate in a regulated qualification in BS 5839-1 through FireQual, the specialist awarding body for the fire protection sector in the UK.

Brian Foster, UK sales manager at C-TEC, stated: “We’re on a mission to lift industry standards and the quality of fire installations across the UK. We’ve always provided free educational Continuing Professional Development (CPD)-certified seminars and product training to promote Best Practice and raise awareness, but the launch of our BS 5839-1 ‘Train to Gain’ courses signals our intention to take this activity to a new level.”

Foster added: “We’re confident that the courses will attract a high level of interest as they’re reasonably priced, centrally located and specifically designed to encourage people working in the fire industry to embark on a journey that will boost their competency, expertise and professional performance. They can achieve an industry-recognised qualification in the process.”

Practical assessments

Each course will be delivered by highly experienced and qualified trainers in line with the technical requirements of the awarding body. Delegates will undergo hands-on practical assessments to ensure they understand the subject matter and display the necessary competence required to attain the regulated qualification.

Successful delegates will be issued with CPD certificates for each module, while those who pass a final examination will be awarded a regulated qualification certificate from FireQual.

Foster continued: “High-quality training is vital in the fire industry. Whether you’re an industry newcomer or an established company looking to educate new members of staff, our BS 5839-1 courses are designed to equip delegates with the knowledge, expertise and confidence they need to be among the very best in the business.”

Fire certificates

Bookable over multiple weeks or as an intensive week-long cluster, the courses will prepare delegates for the FireQual regulated qualification examination to allow them to design, install, commission and maintain fire detection and fire alarm systems to BS 5839-1 and confidently sign fire certificates where and when necessary. 

On the systems front, C-TEC’s latest innovations include its new CAST protocol fire detection and fire alarm systems, Hush (the BS 5839-6 Grade C domestic fire alarm system) and EVAC-ALERT, the evacuation alert system designed to meet BS 8629.

For its part, FireQual is the specialist awarding body for qualifications within the fire protection sector across the UK. Established by BAFE, FireQual works through a network of approved training centres to provide competency-based qualifications that support the further and ongoing development of knowledge and skills within the industry.

*For more information about C-TEC’s new courses and/or to book delegate places visit www.c-tec.store