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Training Courses & Seminars

C-TEC offers a wide range of free-of-charge training courses and CPD certified seminars. Held at our headquarters in Wigan, all sessions include lunch and refreshments are served throughout the day. Off-site courses can also be arranged for CPD members and/or qualifying customers (min. 6 delegates) on request. All delegates are presented with an attendance certificate on the successful completion of a course.

Duration
10:00 - 15:30 approx

Location
C-TEC's Challenge Way Headquarters, Challenge Way, Martland Park, Wigan WN5 0LD
(Off-site courses also available by special arrangement)

Course overview
This course will interest anyone involved in fire detection installation and design including specialist installers, sales engineers, specifiers and consultants. It provides delegates with a very good understanding of installing, maintaining and commissioning our LPCB certified XFP fire panels and encompasses the following:

  • Basic overview of analogue addressable fire panels
  • Full demonstration of the XFP fire panel
  • Explanation of the inner workings of the panel (PCBs, power supplies, etc.)
  • Access levels
  • Programming the system
  • Upload/download software
  • An overview of C-TEC's XFP-compatible addressable VADs, sounders & 'Hush' buttons

Want to know more? For further information including dates, times and availability, please complete our training enquiry form.

Duration
10:00 - 15:30 approx

Location
C-TEC's Challenge Way Headquarters, Challenge Way, Martland Park, Wigan WN5 0LD
(Off-site courses also available by special arrangement)

Course overview
An intensive training session aimed principally at engineering and sales staff, and designed to offer an in-depth understanding of the installation, maintenance and commissioning of C-TEC's Quantec addressable call system. It covers:

  • Why, where and how Quantec can be used
  • A basic overview of the Quantec Controller
  • Overview of devices, i.e., call points, displays, etc.
  • System wiring
  • Different access levels for engineer, end user, etc.
  • Programming & how to add/remove devices from the system
  • Upload/download software
  • An overview of the Quantec Surveyor data analysis software package

Want to know more? For further information including dates, times and availability, please complete our training enquiry form.

Duration
10:00 - 16:00 approx

Location
C-TEC's Challenge Way Headquarters, Challenge Way, Martland Park, Wigan WN5 0LD
(Off-site courses also available by special arrangement)

Entry requirements
Courses are free-of-charge to BAFE SP203 approved specialist fire alarm installation companies. Non-BAFE approved companies should contact their account manager for further information on our ZFP training course qualification criteria.

Course Overview
Our 'hands-on' ZFP training courses are designed to provide specialist fire alarm installation engineers with the knowledge they need to install and commission our ZFP range of multi-loop fire panels. Three modules are available. Modules 1 and 2 take place on the same day and are detailed below. Module 3 is a more advanced programming course which can be tailored to suit a customer's specific requirements.


ZFP Module 1 (10.00am to 12.45pm)

A detailed overview and familiarisation course that includes:-

  • An introduction to the ZFP fire panel
  • Key ZFP features & benefits
  • Hardware familiarisation (modules, cabinets and peripheral PCBs)
  • Installation, system wiring, networking options
  • Touchscreen controls & a detailed look at the ZFP's Access Level 1, 2 & 3 menu options
  • Commissioning and diagnostics
  • An overview of C-TEC's ZFP-compatible addressable VADs, sounders & 'Hush' buttons

ZFP Module 2 (1.30pm to 4.00pm)

A hands-on laptop PC based session giving an overview of the basic functions of the ZFP's programming tools. You will be expected to bring your own laptop PC running Windows XP, Vista or 7 or 8 to this course, which covers:-

  • General menu structure
  • Configuration concept
  • 'One out, all out' systems
  • Device naming
  • Input groups, output groups & supergroups
  • Cause and effects
  • Delays/sequences
  • Setting up a network

Want to know more? For further information including dates, times and availability, please complete our training enquiry form.

CPD CertifiedDuration
1 hour (CPD)

Location
C-TEC's Challenge Way Headquarters, Challenge Way, Martland Park, Wigan WN5 0LD
(Off-site courses also available by special arrangement)

Course Overview
Despite BS5839-1, the UK's code of practice for fire alarm system design and installation, calling for EN54 part 23 compliant Visual Alarm Devices (VADs) since 2013, many in the industry are still confused about their application. This hour-long CPD certified seminar aims to throw light on the subject, detailing where VADs are required, explaining what a VAD's classification means and providing a host of hints and tips on best practice installation.


It covers:-

  • What is EN54-23?
  • What is a VAD and where are VADs required?
  • VAD classifications and types - C Class, W Class and O Class
  • How to calculate a VAD's coverage in 6 easy steps
  • Hint, tips and practical advice

If you've ever asked questions like "what is an EN54-23 VAD?", "who says I've got to use them?", "why do we have to use them?" and "where exactly are VADs required?" this is the course for you!

Want to know more? For further information including dates, times and availability, please complete our training enquiry form.

Duration
2 hours

Location
C-TEC's Challenge Way Headquarters, Challenge Way, Martland Park, Wigan WN5 0LD
(Off-site courses also available by special arrangement)

Course Overview
A two-hour training course designed to give engineers a technical overview of C-TEC's popular CFP range of conventional fire panels and its new ActiV range of conventional fire detectors. It covers:-

  • Key features of the CFP 2-8 Zone fire panel
  • CFP panel layout
  • CFP wiring overview
  • Authorised User and Engineer (programming & fault finding) controls
  • Key features of C-TEC's ActiV fire detectors
  • EN54-13 system compliance

Want to know more? For further information including dates, times and availability, please complete our training enquiry form.

Duration
1 hour

Location
C-TEC's Challenge Way Headquarters, Challenge Way, Martland Park, Wigan WN5 0LD
(Off-site courses also available by special arrangement)

Course Overview
A new hour-long seminar that aims to give anyone with an interest in fire detection and alarm systems an understanding of how they have developed over the years. As well as giving a brief overview of how fire alarm systems work and the technology involved, it also discusses how fire safety legislation and standards have developed and the impact they are having today.


Want to know more? For further information including dates, times and availability, please complete our training enquiry form.

Duration
10:00 - 15:30 approx

Location
C-TEC's Challenge Way Headquarters, Challenge Way, Martland Park, Wigan WN5 0LD
(Off-site courses also available by special arrangement)

Course overview
The installation of an hearing loop system is recognised as an adjustment an organisation can make to help comply with the Equality Act. Following on from our CPD certified Hearing Assistance Solutions seminar (described below), it provides installers, sales engineers and architects with a detailed overview of our PDA RANGE of audio-frequency hearing loop systems. Sections include:

  • What are hearing loop systems?
  • Why and where hearing loop systems are used.
  • Hearing loss and how hearing aids and loop systems work
  • The PDA range of hearing loop amplifiers
  • Testing hearing loops for compliance with British standards
  • Installation and low overspill loop designs

Want to know more? For further information including dates, times and availability, please complete our training enquiry form.

CPD CertifiedDuration
1 hour (CPD)

Location
C-TEC's Challenge Way Headquarters, Challenge Way, Martland Park, Wigan WN5 0LD
(Off-site courses also available by special arrangement)

Course overview
Over 10% of the population suffer from hearing impairment. Under the Equality Act, anyone offering goods, facilities or services to the general public must make 'reasonable' adjustments to ensure they do not discriminate against such people.

The seminar summarises what the Act recommends for the hearing impaired and provides an overview of the various hearing assistance solutions available. It describes how auxiliary aids such as sound reinforcement, infrared, radio and audio-frequency hearing loop systems work, their pros and cons and typical applications.

Want to know more? For further information including dates, times and availability, please complete our training enquiry form.

CPD CertifiedDuration
1 hour (CPD)

Location
C-TEC's Challenge Way Headquarters, Challenge Way, Martland Park, Wigan WN5 0LD
(Off-site courses also available by special arrangement)

Course overview
With fire protection in housing blocks, flats, apartments and other HMOs making the news for all the wrong reasons in recent months, this hour-long CPD certified seminar explains how C-TEC's award-winning BS5839-6 Hush Button fire alarm solution is assisting landlords and building managers in better protecting their properties whilst ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and standards.

It provides an overview of the current solutions available for reducing false alarms in HMOs and other areas by using mixed, conventional and hush systems.

Want to know more? For further information including dates, times and availability, please complete our training enquiry form.

CPD CertifiedDuration
1 hour (CPD)

Location
C-TEC's Challenge Way Headquarters, Challenge Way, Martland Park, Wigan WN5 0LD
(Off-site courses also available by special arrangement)

Course overview
UK building regulations insist all new non-domestic buildings with more than one storey provide refuge areas - relatively safe places where people who cannot easily use fire escapes or evacuation lifts can call for assistance and wait until help arrives. Effective, two-way voice communication between these areas and a manned control room is essential.

This hour-long seminar explains where and why such systems are required and how to design and install a system that complies with BS 5839-9. It covers the categories of Emergency Voice Communication (EVC) Systems, the regulations that call for them and highlights everything you need to know before specifying/installing a system.

Want to know more? For further information including dates, times and availability, please complete our training enquiry form.

COURSES ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS:-

EP203 Three Zone Automatic Extinguisher Panel & Ancillaries
CFP 2-8 Zone Conventional Fire Alarm Panel
SigTEL Disabled Refuge / Emergency Voice Communication System
800 Series Conventional Call System

Contact your account manager to discuss how we can tailor the above courses to your requirements.