Fire & Gas Practitioner

exida FSP

When it comes to Fire and Gas Detection design and mapping, compliance is critical. Navigating through the nuances of differing design standards while carrying out mapping studies can often be a challenging task and that is exactly why we believe competence and training are crucial.

The FGP course offers a globally recognized and independently certified training course which will result in a certification of competence in Fire and Gas Detection Technology, Design and Mapping. The course consists of a training course and an optional exam set by 3rd party examination and certification body, exida.

Upon passing the exam, participants shall be awarded with a 3rd party certificate of competence in F&G Mapping, which is crucial in demonstrating competence in the design of F&G Detection systems. This exam is entirely independent of the training provider. and as such carries unique credibility in demonstrating competence.

List of Specialties

FGP Specialty Course Code Course Name
Fire & Gas Practitioner FSE 230 Fire and Gas Detection Design and Technology

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Training Dates   

Course Content—Learning Objectives

The course shall provide a comprehensive understanding of Fire and Gas Detection Systems including:

  • Role & Action of Fire & Gas Detection
  • Performance Requirements
  • Design Considerations
  • Legislative Requirements
  • Industry Code of Practice

Strengths and limitations of use, and characteristics all detector technologies:

  • Flame Detection: UV, UV/IR, IR, IR3, Visual
  • Smoke and Heat Detection
  • Optical Point Smoke Detection, Ionization, Beam Detection, Aspirated Smoke Detection, CCTV Smoke Detection, Point Heat Detection; Rate of Rise, Fixed, Rate Compensated, Fusible Loop, Fire Wire
  • Gas Detection: Catalytic Bead, Toxic Gas Detection; Semi-Conductor Sensor Point, Electrochemical Cell, Open Path Laser, IR Gas Detection; Open Path and Point IR, Ultrasonic Gas Detection.
Considerations for Fire and Gas Hazards and applying hazard grades Analysis of local hazards and subsequent detector locations

exida Examination will take place immediately after completion of training course. If successful, the delegate will be presented with an exida Certificate of Competence for Fire and Gas Detection Design, Technology and Mapping.


Key Benefits

exida — 3rd Party Accreditation

3rd Party certified and accredited examination from exida, the global leaders in functional safety. This certification will enable all delegates to demonstrate competence in fire and gas mapping and technology.

Fire and Gas Mapping

All delegates will be trained in the full use of Fire and Gas Mapping software per the training provider.

Practical Demonstrations

The academic teaching is critical in the FGP program, however, so is practical fire demonstrations and hands on tasks with gas detection to affirm the knowledge gained in the classroom. Note that some training courses include this type of hands on demonstrations.

Well tailored training course with frequent references to engineering technical practices. This helped me better understand the thinking behind some of the requirements and how to apply in practice.

Senior Instrument Engineer BP | United Kingdom


Latest FGPs

exida would like to congratulate the latest FGPs!

Name Exam Location FGP Number
D'Souza, Winston United Kingdom FGPUK 180614 004
Jadeja, Shiv United Kingdom FGPUK 180614 002
Sinclair, Jordan United Kingdom FGPUK 180614 001
Awomokun, Babatunde USA FGPUSA 180518 004
Dragsbaek, Kirk USA FGPUSA 180518 003
Casey, Mike USA FGPUSA 180518 002
Pittman, William USA FGPUSA 180518 001
Rasoolinezhad, Reza United Kingdom FGPUK 171206 005
Chauhan, Deepti United Kingdom FGPUK 171206 004
Carroll, Jamie United Kingdom FGPUK 171206 003
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