Online CPD seminars

Apollo offers free CPD accredited seminars on fire industry-related topics to help you keep up to date with the latest developments. We are currently running all our CPD sessions online.

All of our sessions are hosted via Microsoft Teams Events and are easily accessible via Web Browser or the Teams Smartphone app. Our upcoming CPD sessions are listed below, all starting at 11:00 BST. After each event, attendees will recieve a digital CPD certificate.

To register for a session, please click here which will take you through to a Microsoft Forms sign-up page


21st October - An Introduction to BS7273-4 - Actuation of release mechanisms for doors

It is common for a fire detection and fire alarm system to be linked to various forms of door hardware. Devices are actuated by the arrangements described in BS 7273-4 to open, release, or unlock doors that form part of the means of escape in the event of a fire, or that prevent the spread of smoke and fire into escape routes. Their use might also be required to make buildings, and circulation routes within buildings, accessible for groups of people, such as those with certain forms of disability. In this session we will cover:

  • Commonly interfaced release mechanisms
  • Critical’, ‘Standard’ and ‘Indirect’ categories of actuation
  • Which category of actuation is appropriate for an application
  • Design implications for L4 & L5 systems.

4th November - An Introducton to BS 5839 pts 1 & 6

This presentation gives information on BS5839 part 1 & part 6. The hour covers the standards, categories of system, design implications, and pertinent information.  In particular there is a focus on the category of system and detection coverage.  A good introduction to the standards.In this session we will cover:

  • Categories of part 1 & part 6 system explained.
  • Design implications of category covered.
  • Part 6 grades of system explained.
  • Detection coverage and limitations explored.
  • Audio visual devices.

18th November - Service, Test & Maintenance of Fire Detection Equipment - Hosted alongside Detector Testers

This CPD is aimed at service engineers who are responsible for maintaining and cleaning fire detection equipment. In this session you will learn about:

  • The importance of the fire log safety book
  • Our recommended maintenance program
  • Identifying the age of Apollo detectors
  • How to avoid unwanted fire signals
  • DetectorTester test and maintenance equipment
  • Cleaning and replacement of detectors

2nd December - EN 54-23 VADS

This presentation gives information on the standard EN 54 Part 23. The information includes standards, design, coverage, and available products.

EN54-23 was published in the UK in 2010 and became mandatory on 1st January 2014, after which any Visual Alarm Device (VAD) newly installed and used as the primary means of warning as part of a fire alarm system must conform to it. This presentation gives information covering:

  • EN54-23 overview
  • The difference between VIDs & VADs
  • Selecting a VAD for a specific application
  • Ceiling, Wall, & O class VADs explained

16th December - Detection Principles and Device Selection

This session provides an introduction to those who have started working in the fire safety sector in the UK. It also acts as a refresher for those needing to be updated on recent industry changes. In this session we will cover:

  • Types of systems
  • How each type of detector detects a fire
  • An overview of Series65 & XP95 product ranges
  • Choosing the best detector for the application
  • Typical loop configuration
  • Intelligent interfaces, intelligent switch monitors & intelligent Input/Output units

Register for any of the above sessions by clicking here

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