Past Seminars

Fire Detection and Alarm Systems Design to SS CP 10


  • What is the objective of Fire Detection and Alarm systems.
  • Types of detectors, operation principles and response to different types of fires.
  • Audio and Visual Fire Alarm design criteria.
  • Practical design with case studies.
  • Siting of Audio Alarm units and Manual call points.
  • Case studies of international fire incidents and lessons learnt.

Who should attend

Architects, Engineers, Fire Safety Engineers, Fire Safety Managers, Safety Officers, Building Owners, Suppliers of Fire Products, Contractors, Facility Management and Maintenance Personnel etc.

Learning points

  • Understand Fire Science & Fire Behaviour
  • Understand the objectives of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Types of Fire Detection and Alarm Concepts and Systems
  • Types of Fire Alarm Indication and Control Panels
  • Types of heat, smoke, air sampling, linear and beam detectors
  • Learn the latest Fire Detection technology
  • How to select the most appropriate Audio Fire Alarm Sounders
  • Advantage of Visual Alarm units
  • Optimum positioning of Audio and Visual Alarm units
  • How to ensure alarm signal generated meets min. 65dBA sound pressure level
  • Essential back-up battery power supplies and calculations
  • Types of cables and wirings required
  • Best Industrial practice for installation
  • Learn the limits of fire detection systems
  • Case studies of International Fire Incidents and lessons learnt

Speaker Profile

Mr. Tay Hao-giang

FIFireE,, B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc Fire Safety Engineering

Mr. Hao-giang Tay graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours, and is also a graduate of Edinburg University with a Master of Science degree in Fire Safety Engineering. His Master of Science thesis was a result of field research in “Audibility of fire alarm signals for high ambient noise environments”.

Mr. Tay has more than 34 years experience in the fire safety engineering industry internationally. He has been engaged for decades to give lectures for government agencies, professional institutions as well as Universities. He is also listed as panel CPD (Continuing Professional Development) speakers for all the professional institutions in the fire industry. He also provides in-house training for corporations in fire risk management courses.

He has presented papers at national and international conferences in countries around the world. His technical papers on new best industrial practices are well received in countries like, Singapore, Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, USA, UK, China, India, U.A.E., Taiwan, Philippines, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland and South Africa. He is invited as a panel speaker of European Community (EU) Fire Advisory Panel which hosted annual Fire Safety Conference. The inaugural Conference is in Prague. Republic of Czechoslovakia 2012.

He is co-author of “Guide to Fire Protection in Malaysia”, a Guide to Uniform Building By-laws 1984 that is widely used by fire officials, architects and engineers in Malaysia


IFE Singapore Secretariat
Tel: 6338 9274
Operating Hours: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Registration Information

1) Email the completed form below to: ,or
2) Post the completed form below to:
The Institution of Fire Engineers (UK), Singapore Branch
32, Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2,
#07-06, Sing Industrial Complex,
Singapore, 569510.
Closing Date: 7th January, 2015.

Payment Information

Cheques should be crossed and made payable to “The Institution of Fire Engineers (UK)”. No invoice will be issued. Acknowledgement letter will be issued upon clearance of cheque.

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment. No refund will be made for any cancellations but replacements are welcomed. The Organiser reserves the right to postpone or cancel the seminar due to unforeseen circumstances.