Malaysia Branch News – Fire Detection and Alarm Design Course

Complying with MS 1745 Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Design Course
25th April 2019, Best Western, Petaling Jaya

IFE Malaysia Branch conducted a one-day Fire Detection and Alarm Design course on 25th April 2019 for professionals at Best Western Hotel, Petaling Jaya. The course is also supported by the Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia. MS1745: Part 14: Fire Detection and Alarm System – Guideline for planning, design, installation, commissioning, use and maintenance is a localised national standard adapted from BS5839.

The course emphasised fit for purpose design for various categories of occupancy risks, including buildings with sleeping risks under Malaysian Standard MS1183 (BS9999). It also incorporated acoustic engineering fundamentals, ensuring that the audibility of alarm signals complies with the requirements in the Standard.

It attracted 40 participants, ranging from Fire and Rescue Department senior officers; practicing professional engineers; professional engineers from Public Works Department; engineers from Petronas; fire risks engineers from insurance agencies; IFE members of local branch; fire detection alarm manufacturers and suppliers;  fire investigator; M & E Construction firm; professional architects and representatives from Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia.

The course was accredited with 6 CPD hours from IFE and 5 CPD hours from Board of Engineers Malaysia. Mr. HG Tay FIFireE and Mr Wong See Foong FIFireE are the course instructors.