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New training course for testing water based fire systems

Posted on : Thursday, 16 November 2017

FPA Australia has launched a new training course titled 'Fundamentals of Testing Water Based Fire Systems'.


The course is for anyone currently working in the fire protection industry who wants to develop the skills and knowledge to effectively carry out routine service of water based fire systems.


The new course will cover:


  • Routine servicing of fire sprinkler systems - monthly, six-monthly and yearly excluding water supply proving tests;
  • Routine servicing of fire pumpsets - monthly and six-monthly;
  • Routine servicing of fire hydrant systems - monthly, six-monthly and yearly excluding water supply proving tests;
  • An understanding of applicable legislation, codes and standards;
  • Knowledge of the principles of operation and purpose of water based fire systems and their components; and
  • Identification and reporting of defects, correct use of logbooks and reporting to clients.


The course is delivered by our expert trainers using a combination of training methods. The course commences with four consecutive days of classroom and workshop training, followed by on-the-job training conducted over a three-month period under the supervision of an experienced tester.


Training will be conducted at our dedicated training centre in Sydney to ensure students are trained using a variety of systems and equipment to provide a professional training outcome and enhanced skills and knowledge.


The first course will commence in February 2018 and enrolments are now available. Places are limited so act now to avoid missing out.


For more information on the new training course, availability and pricing, or to enrol click here.


Additional water based courses coming soon


FPA Australia will be releasing additional training courses to cover flow testing of fire sprinkler systems and fire hydrants systems in coming months.


We will also be releasing an Experienced Recognition Program to suit fire protection technicians that have been undertaking routine service of water based fire systems as their primary role for several years. The program will recognise this experience and avoid the need to undertake the new training course to meet accreditation requirements under the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme.

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