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FIRE SYSTEMS SAQA Unit Standard - 254317

Course Duration – 5 Days – 6 Credits

Install Fire and Detection System


Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1

Demonstrate knowledge of fire alarm and detection components.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

The basic chemistry of combustion is described in accordance with accepted fire industry standards.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Components are identified and the purpose of each component is described in terms of its main uses and limitations in the system.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Consequences of incorrect installation are explained in terms of the effect on the system.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

Different fire risk zones are described in accordance with SANS 10139.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5

Static electricity is described in terms of the risks involved and precautionary measures that may be taken.


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2

Prepare to install fire alarm and detection components.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Building plans and schematic diagrams are interpreted to identify location of components.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Tools, equipment and components required for the installation are identified and prepared for use in accordance with the given design.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

The installation task is confirmed with relevant authorities in accordance with workplace procedures.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

Permission to install the system is confirmed with relevant personnel in accordance with relevant safety legislation.


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3

Install fire alarm and detection components.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Components are installed in accordance with manufacturer specifications.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Components are positioned in accordance with contract documentation.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Cables are installed in accordance with SANS 10142.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

Work is conducted in accordance with relevant health and safety legislation.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5

Work is conducted in accordance with agreed time schedules.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6

Tools and equipment are used in accordance with their design.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7

Power supply circuit breakers are labelled in accordance with health and safety legislation.


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4

Test fire alarm and detection system.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Continuity of wiring is checked in accordance with manufacturer specifications.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Test equipment is used in accordance with its design.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Work is conducted in accordance with relevant health and safety legislation.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

Relevant documentation is completed in accordance with legislative requirements.


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