Design & Implementation of Voice Alarm systems


This course provides a valuable introduction to the specialised field of voice alarms for non fire industry professionals and provides knowledge of their design and implementation.

Who’s it for?

  • Designers
  • Commissioning engineers
  • Installation and maintenance engineers, Specifiers
  • Sales persons
  • Anyone involved in fire evacuation strategy in the security, electrical or fire industries.

What other experience/training is needed to take the course?

None required.

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 stand-alone 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 nonemergency loudspeakers
  • To demonstrate their learning, delegates will be required to complete a simple design plan for a voice alarm system

What are the benefits of taking this course?

On successful completion, the delegate will have a thorough understanding of voice alarm systems, how they work, and how to design, maintain and commission.

Learners will also receive course manuals to take away for reference.

What are the ongoing benefits?

Understand and advise on voice alarm systems.

Price: FIA members – £150 +VAT

Non-­members – £240 +VAT

Dates and locations: Visit FIA website for latest information