Fire Services Design
Fire Services Design
The Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS) is now mandatory in NSW
This means that if you have plans and specifications for designs endorsed and the practitioner does not hold C8 or C14 registration with the Department, they must be Fire Systems Design (FSD) accredited
The Fire Systems Design (FSD) – class accredits individuals who perform design activities relating to selected fire safety systems, covering activities associated with the following fire safety systems:
- Fire Sprinkler Systems
- Fire Hydrant and Hose Reel Systems
- Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
- ‘Exit and emergency lighting’ and ‘Passive Fire Protection’ (Future addition)
The Fire Systems Design class of work covers the preparation of designs to a required standard, where the final design documentation outlines the requisite design criteria and provides documentation for procurement, manufacture, construction, installation and commissioning by competent personnel.
Scope of activities for Fire Systems Design
The scope of work covered by the Fire Systems Design class of FPAS accreditation includes:
- Defining scope, system requirements and extent of fire systems design projects.
- Planning sketch layout of the fire system design.
- Preparing detailed technical design documentation including plans and specifications for systems and equipment (including material, installation requirements; testing and commissioning; operations and maintenance manuals).
The activities include:
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- Developing a design brief;
- Assessing and interpreting the design requirements, legislation and codes;
- Researching products and design solutions;
- Specifying requirements of a design solution and products to meet design requirements, legislation and codes;
- Conceptualising and documenting design solutions;
- Validating that the design solution meets the required design criteria;
- Finalising documentation for the tender procurement, manufacture, construction and installation, commissioning and maintenance of the equipment for the system designed, to ensure the system meets all relevant codes and standards. Such documentation would consist of system design calculations; system required reference data such as schematics, details of pressure gauge schedules, interface diagrams, cause and effect diagrams, technical specifications and tender and/or construction drawings.