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FIRE SYSTEMS SAQA Unit Standard - 254398

Course Duration – 3 Days – 3 Credits

Maintain Fire Alarm and Detection System


Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1

Demonstrate knowledge of maintaining fire alarm and detection systems.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Different types of power supply systems are identified and described in terms of their applicability to the system.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Different fire alarm and detection systems are described in terms of their main functions and maintenance procedures.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Maintenance tasks and relevant equipment are described in accordance with accepted industry standards.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

Maintenance intervals are identified in accordance with manufacturer specifications.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5

Safety requirements are described as they relate to specific zones.


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2

Test fire alarm and detection equipment.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

The functionality of components and ancillary devices are confirmed to be in accordance with design criteria.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

The power supply system is tested in accordance with manufacturer specifications.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Tests are conducted without causing damage to property or equipment.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

Work is conducted in accordance with legislative safety requirements.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5

The system is confirmed to be operational in accordance with design criteria.


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3

Repair fire alarm and detection systems.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Faults with the system are identified and repaired or reported in accordance with design criteria.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Replacement components are identified in terms of applicability and availability.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Components are replaced in accordance with manufacturer specifications.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

Recommendations are made in relation to additions and rectifications.


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4

Report maintenance procedures.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

The system is confirmed to be in accordance with the design.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Relevant documentation is completed in accordance with legislative requirements.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Documentation is distributed in accordance with legislative requirements.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

The end user is briefed on the operation of the system in accordance with system requirements and user responsibilities.


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