Fire Protection Electrician

Fire Protection Electricians’ select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain fire protection systems in multiple, commercial and industrial premises.

Personal requirements of a Fire Protection Electrician may include:

  • Problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Manual dexterity
  • Attention to detail
  • Good eyesight and normal colour vision

Fire Protection Electricians may complete the following tasks:

  • Enter and verify operating instructions in microprocessor equipped devices
  • Dismantle, assemble and fabricate electrotechnology components
  • Solve problems in extra-low voltage single path circuits
  • Solve problems in multiple path d.c. circuits
  • Fix and secure equipment
  • Use drawings, diagrams, schedules and manuals
  • Lay wiring and terminate accessories for extra-low voltage circuits
  • Troubleshoot frequency dependent circuits
  • Lay and connect cables for multiple access to telecommunication services
  • Position and terminate fire detection and warning system apparatus
  • Verify compliance and functionality of fire protection installations
  • Enter and verify programs in preparation for commissioning fire protection systems
  • Commission commercial fire protection systems
  • Find and repair faults in fire protection systems
  • Maintain documentation
  • Source and purchase material/parts for installation or service jobs
  • Provide quotations for installation or service jobs
  • Deliver a service to customers
  • Use basic computer applications relevant to a workplace
  • Comply with scheduled and preventative maintenance program processes
  • Provide basic instruction in the use of electrotechnology apparatus
  • Install and modify performance data communications structured cabling
  • Install and modify performance data communication optic fibre cabling
  • Set up wireless capabilities of communications and data storage devices
  • Select and arrange equipment for local area networks
  • Select electronic components

This career requires an apprenticeship or certificate qualification in Fire Protection Control.