C-TEC launches a series of free online educational CPD-certified seminars
The seies of free online educational CPD-certified seminars from C-TEC are designed to keep people abreast of the latest fire alarm standards and industry developments.
The seminars can be delivered direct to your desktop or smart device by C-TEC’s friendly and knowledgeable team of Technical Account Managers with full Q&A sessions at the end.
Said Andy Green, C-TEC’s Marketing Manager: “If you’re working from home, our free CPD seminars are an excellent way to get up-to-speed on recently updated life-safety legislation, industry developments and life-safety systems in general and allow you to earn valuable CPD points along the way.”
Six one-hour seminars are available, each worth one hour of Continuing Professional Development points. All have been independently certified as being suitable for an intermediate audience meaning novice and experienced participants are likely to benefit. At the end of each seminar, a certificate of attendance will be issued. They are;
Fire alarm systems: A brief overview & the current state of the industry (1 hour – CPD certified)
This CPD seminar aims to give anyone with an interest in fire detection and fire alarm systems an understanding of how they have developed over the years. As well as giving a brief overview of how fire alarm systems work and the technology involved, it also discusses how fire safety legislation and standards have developed and the impact they are having today.
Fire alarm systems for purpose-built flats & apartments: a new approach (1 hour – CPD certified)
This CPD seminar explores if ‘Stay Put’ is still a safe policy to deploy for evacuating a building during a fire and outlines a new approach to fire alarm systems for purpose built flats and apartments. Topics covered include the origins of the Stay Put policy, an overview of BS5839-6 ‘domestic’ & BS5839-1 ‘commercial ‘ fire alarm systems, “does Stay Put still work?” and “can modern technology be used to complement or offer an alternative to Stay Put?”
A guide to BS 5839-6 2019 domestic fire alarm systems (1 hour – CPD certified)
This CPD Seminar summarises the key points of and changes to BS 5839-6 2019 : The code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection and fire alarm systems in domestic premises with particular emphasis given to the revised system of grading for such systems.
A guide to BS 8629 2019 evacuation alert systems (1 hour – CPD pending)
BS 8629:2019 is the Code of practice for the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of evacuation alert systems for use by fire and rescue services in buildings containing flats. This hour-long seminar gives a detailed overview of the standard and outlines some of the solutions available.
EN54-23 visual alarm devices simplified (1 hour – CPD certified)
Despite BS5839-1, the UK’s code of practice for fire alarm systems in non-domestic buildings, calling for EN54 part 23 compliant Visual Alarm Devices (VADs) since 2013, many are still confused about their application. This CPD seminar aims to throw light on the subject, detailing where VADs are required, explaining what a VAD’s classification means and providing a host of hints and tips on best practice installation. If you’ve ever asked questions like “what is an EN54-23 VAD?”, “who says I’ve got to use them?”, “why do we have to use them?” and “where exactly are VADs required?” this is the course for you.
A guide to BS 5839-9 disabled refuge systems (1 hour – CPD certified)
UK building regulations insist all new non-domestic buildings with more than one storey provide refuge areas – relatively safe places where people who cannot easily use fire escapes or evacuation lifts can call for assistance and wait until help arrives. Effective, two-way voice communication between these areas and a manned control room is essential. This CPD seminar explains where and why such systems are required and how to design and install a system that complies with BS 5839-9.
Hearing assistance solutions: the route to equality act compliance (1 hour – CPD certified)
Over 10% of the population suffer from hearing impairment. Under the Equality Act, anyone offering goods, facilities or services to the general public must make ‘reasonable’ adjustments to ensure they do not discriminate against such people. This CPD seminar summarises what the Act recommends for the hearing impaired and provides an overview of the various hearing assistance solutions available. It describes how auxiliary aids such as sound reinforcement, infrared, radio and audio-frequency hearing loop systems work, their pros and cons and typical applications.
C-TEC Product Overview (1 hour – please note this seminar is not CPD certified)
A general overview of C-TEC’s fire alarm, call system, hush, disabled refuge and hearing loop products presented by one of C-TEC’s technical account managers. Includes key features and general wiring overviews.
To enroll or for more information contact C-TEC on +44 1942 322 744 or visit www.c-tec.com