Fire Engineering Design: 1

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 content

  • 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

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.

Level 5 Fire engineering technician

Dates and prices

Duration5 days
2018Mon 9th Jul → Fri 13th Jul
Mon 29th Oct → Fri 2nd Nov
2019Mon 14th Jan → Fri 18th Jan
Mon 10th Jun → Fri 14th Jun
Delegate cost£890 + VAT
LocationYarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire

Costs and details

Pre-course study

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, flipchart, group discussion, videos, individual tuition and practical exercises.

Post course

Delegates must complete workbooks within six weeks of course completion.


Assessment of course work is to qualification assessment criteria.


This course is part of qualification: Level 5 Diploma: Fire Engineering Design

This course and courses below enable delegates to achieve above qualification:

  • Fire Engineering Design 2 course
  • Fire Engineering Design 3 course
  • Principles of Fire Development and Spread distance learning

For more details about the qualification