Hochiki Europe has announced a series of dates and locations where it will be hosting its emergency lighting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course during 2012.

Designed for M&E contractors and consultants, architects and end users, the ‘Emergency Lighting Standards & Design Considerations’ course provides an overview of what is required when installing emergency lighting systems. Focusing on BS 5266, it also examines the Industry Committee for Emergency Lighting (ICEL) registrations and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

Taking place in Manchester on the 14th March, Leeds on the 15th March, London on the 29th March, Edinburgh on the 24th May, and again in London on the 13th September, each course lasts for approximately one hour.

The emergency lighting course is part of Hochiki’s CPD training portfolio which covers a range of fire safety related subjects. The courses have all been externally reviewed and approved by the Construction CPD Certification Service and can also be held at a customer’s premises.

To be introduced this year, Hochiki’s ‘Wireless Fire Detection – The Standards & New Tecnhologies course’ – examines the issues surrounding wireless-based fire detection systems and examines BS 5839 Part 1, EN 54 Part 25, the differences in specifying and installing wired and wireless systems, and finishes with a look at new technologies.

Also available is the ‘False Alarm Reduction in Detection Systems’ course that offers delegates an insight into the problems caused by false alarms and how to avoid them. It looks at the requirements outlined in BS 5839 Part 1, the measures taken by manufacturers to reduce false alarms, and why selecting the right device for the area is so important.

Finally, ‘Understanding the Selection, Spacing and Siting of Detectors’ provides essential information regarding BS 5839 Part 1. It provides practical advice on the selection, spacing and siting of detectors, giving an overview of all of the necessary requirements for designing a compliant fire detection and alarm system.

“Our CPD courses were extremely popular during 2011 and we look forward to repeating this success during 2012,” commented Stuart Davies, Hochiki Europe’s marketing manager. “Knowing how to correctly specify and install an emergency lighting system is extremely important and this, along with our other highly successful CPD courses, highlights Hochiki Europe’s commitment to education and the sharing of its world class expertise.”