Fire Protection

Courses have been developed for fire protection, building, construction and related industries.

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This course covers:

  • Knowledge of the International Systems of Units (SI) base units of measurement used in engineering such as length, mass, temperature and time.
  • Knowledge of SI derived units of measurement used in engineering such as force, pressure, volume and area.
  • Converting units of measurement used in engineering such as converting metric and imperial, symbols, multiples and fractions (formulae for conversion is supplied for assessment)

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Description

Identify principles of fire development in structures and compartments and smoke impact on people.

Who is this course for?

This course has been developed for people employed in the fire protection industry.

Note: Unit standard 16943 may only be awarded to learners who have previously achieved the prerequisite unit 4647.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the conditions leading to flashover; the conditions leading to backdraught; and the effects of the harmful constituents of smoke on people.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of organisations and documentation that impact on the fire protection industry.

Who is this course for?

This course has been developed for people employed in the fire protection industry.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of relevant organisations including accountability and responsibilities. They will also be able to understand the various documentation that impact on the fire protection industry including inspection and certification requirements.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of interconnected control and fire detection and alarm systems.

Who is this course for?

This course has been developed for people employed in the fire protection industry.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of sprinkler systems and ancillary systems that are interconnected with fire detection and alarm systems.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of and apply legislation for the fire protection industry.

Who is this course for?

This course has been developed for people employed in the fire protection industrybut may also have application for others in the building, construction and related fields.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and apply legislation for the fire protection industry, including the New Zealand Building Code, relevant standards and the Building Act 2004. 

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of routine testing and maintenance of fire sprinkler systems.

Who is this course for?

This course has been developed for people employed in the fire protection industry.

Learning outcomes

Learners who successfully complete will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • the requirements for maintaining sprinkler systems in good working order
  • routine weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly and four-yearly checks, tests and maintenance of non-standard sprinkler systems.

They will also be able to describe:

  • the process required to reinstate systems to be operational on completion of routine tests and maintenance
  • describe the documentation required for reporting after routine tests, maintenance, and surveys
  • complete examples of each.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of fire sprinkler systems and installation practices.

Who is this course for?

This course has been developed for people employed in the fire protection industry.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • fire sprinkler systems including the system components used
  • pipe-work installation procedures and the requirements for fire sprinkler systems.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of special hazards and non-standard fixed fire protection systems.

Who is this course for?

This course has been developed for people employed in the fire protection industry.

Learning outcomes

This course covers both knowledge of special hazards fixed fire protection systems, and non-standard fixed fire protection systems.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of fire detection and alarm systems and installation practices.

Who is this course for?

This course is for the training of fire alarm technicians.

Learning outcomes

This course covers knowledge of operating principles and installation practices of fire detection and alarm systems using both conventional and addressable devices.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of checking and testing of fire detection and alarm systems.

Who is this course for?

This course is for the training of fire alarm technicians.

Learning outcomes

This course covers the general requirements for maintaining systems in compliance and good working order, including the underpinning knowledge needed for the performance of monthly and annual checks and tests in accordance with standard NZS 4512:2010, Part 6. Both conventional and addressable devices are included. 

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of fire detection and alarm system design

Who is this course for?

This course is for the training of fire alarm technicians.

Learning outcomes

The course covers knowledge of the principles of design of fire detection and alarm systems, using both conventional and addressable devices.

It covers legislation, standards, codes of practice, and job specific documentation relating to fire detection and alarm systems. 

In this course learners will design fire detection and alarm systems for given simulated situations.

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Description

Demonstrate knowledge of Passive Fire Protection 

Who is this course for?

This course covers the underpinning knowledge for people who need to inspect passive fire protection (PFP) systems in buildings. 

Learning outcomes

On completion learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of

  • The compliance schedule regime.
  • Fire compartmentation and escape routes.
  • Passive fire protection features.

Inspection and maintenance requirements of passive fire protection.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of fire detection and alarm system components and installation practices

Who is this course for?

This course is for the training of fire alarm technicians.

Learning outcomes

This course covers the knowledge of fire detection and alarm system components, their principles of operation, installation practices, wiring and cabling principles, ducting and cable securing/supports, electrostatic discharge (ESD) and precautions.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of special hazards fire detection and alarm systems and installation practices.

Who is this course for?

This course is for the training of fire alarm technicians.

Learning outcomes

This course covers knowledge of operating principles and installation practices of special hazards fire detection and alarm systems. 

Upon completion, learners will be able to for special hazards fire detection and alarm systems, demonstrate knowledge of:

  • legislation, standards, and codes
  • input and output devices
  • conventional control equipment
  • addressable systems
  • special hazards fire detection and alarm systems
  • wiring requirements and procedures.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of commissioning tests and procedures for special hazards fire detection and alarm systems 

Who is this course for?

This course is for the training of fire alarm technicians.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of commissioning tests and procedures for special hazards fire detection and alarm systems such as gas flood systems, pre-action, deluge.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of the underpinning principle hydraulic design for fire sprinkler systems.

Who is this course for?

This course has been developed for people employed in the fire protection industry.

Learning outcomes

This course covers the underpinning principles of hydraulic design for fixed fire protection systems in accordance with part 10 of NZS 4541:2013 and NZS 4515:2009, and the variables that affect these designs.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of deluge and pre-action sprinkler systems and commissioning procedures.

Who is this course for?

This course is for personnel employed in the fire protection industry.

Learning outcomes

This course covers knowledge of the operating principles of deluge and pre-action fire sprinkler systems and commissioning procedures.

Description

Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of passive fire protection systems.

Who is this course for?

This course has been developed as an introduction to the principles of passive fire protection for anyone working specifically in the fire protection industry, but also for anyone working in the building sector - particularly carpenters, electricians, plumbers, building inspectors, engineers, IQP consultants etc. 

Suitable for anyone who does work inside a building, or signs off compliance relating to building work, and who needs to ensure that buildings passive protection has not been compromised in any way.

Learning outcomes

This course covers the underpinning knowledge of passive fire protection (PFP) systems in buildings.

  • Those who successfully complete will be able to demonstrate knowledge of: Fire Cells and Fire Resistance Ratings (FRR)
  • Passive fire systems and associated products, smoke separations, standards and approvals required for Passive Fire Protection products
  • Obligations and responsibilities when penetrating/altering/disturbing passive fire protection systems.