Brian Sims

Design and implementation of voice alarm systems

Study Method

Study From Home

Course Provided By

FIA (Fire Industry Association)


Fire Safety

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Course Overview

Course Description

·         What does the course cover?

·         Differences between a voice alarm system and a public address system

·         British and EU Standards relating to voice alarms, particularly EN 54 and BS 5839-­8

·         Creating a voice alarm design plan

·         Use of stand­alone voice alarm sounders

·         Selection and use of loudspeakers

·         Audibility requirements and clarity considerations

·         Installation and fault finding

·         Components: positioning and set up

·         The interface between Voice Alarm Control and Indicating Equipment and Fire Alarm Control and Indicating Equipment

·         Composition and use of life safety messages

·         Using microphones and other ancillary equipment

·         Amplifier power and battery calculations

·         Defining zones for emergency and non­-emergency loudspeakers

Who is the course for?

DesignersCommissioning engineers

Installation and maintenance engineers


Sales people

Anyone involved in fire evacuation strategy in the security, electrical or fire industries

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