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Bit of advice would be much appreciated

I'm currently a fully qualified electrician , approved contractor with niceic etc


I want to start installing fire alarms conventional and addressable , I have installed many conventional systems but not addressable, done a couple of minor courses

The question is is the a body you can go with like the niceic etc?

Is there a good advanced course I can go on?

Any information would be much appreciated
 
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BAFE is the approval body for the fire protection industry, with the FIA units probably the best way to gain recognised training in the field. If you're not a member of the FIA, you're looking at over £1K to complete all of the units. In terms of addressable fire systems, manufacturers run their own in house training courses, typically over a day or two, giving you panel specific knowledge. It's probably best to stick with one manufacturer for this reason, as it keeps things much simpler in the long run.

There's a lot more to it than people may think, especially the advanced system design side of things. I think after Grenfell, people will be putting a bigger emphasis on the "competency" side of things, the FIA modules will get you a good bit of the way there.

http://www.fia.uk.com/training/training-course-browser.html
https://www.bafe.org.uk/schemes/fire-detection-and-alarm-systems-sp203-1/
 
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Do the "NICEIC" not provide accreditation for fire alarm installations? I thought they did on some level.
 

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