Fire Protection Systems Maintenance

Implement preventive and corrective maintenance of fire protection systems



Competency Area

Rail Systems Maintenance


Carry out scheduled maintenance work

Perform preparation work to conduct preventive maintenance on fire protection systems

Follow organisational procedures, WI and/or OEM technical manuals to carry out preventive maintenance on fire protection systems

Perform serviceability checks on fire protection systems

Adhere to safety guidelines and operating instructions for tools and equipment during maintenance work

Record fire protection systems maintenance activities and report occurrences of faults identified

Apply device isolation and normalisation procedures on fire protection systems

Conduct corrective maintenance

Interpret work orders and prepare for corrective maintenance

Carry out first line recovery in response to fire protection systems faults and alarms

Apply fault identification procedures to determine causes of fire protection systems faults

Dismantle faulty fire protection systems for corrective maintenance

Carry out repair and/or replace faulty fire protection system components

Reassemble and reinstate fire protection systems

Perform functional and tripping tests to determine the operability of fire protection systems

Apply operating and safety measures in operating tools and equipment during maintenance work

Record and collate documentation of fire protection systems maintenance work

Troubleshoot, locate faults and recommend rectification

Use troubleshooting tools, equipment and methods to locate and analyse causes of fire protection systems faults

Recommend corrective actions for identified faults on fire protection systems

Implement procedures on safe usage of tools and equipment during maintenance work

Analyse maintenance work documented for fire protection systems to identify possible workflow improvements so as to prevent fault recurrence

Diagnose root causes of failure and prevent recurrence

Establish structured failure investigation and specify functional testing requirements

Perform fault tree analyses to diagnose the failure root cause of fire protection systems

Review organisational fire protection systems maintenance procedures

Propose new and/or enhanced maintenance procedures and/or WI in reference to OEM technical recommendations

Monitor overall maintenance progress of fire protection systems to ascertain effectiveness of maintenance procedures

Develop solutions by analysing diagnostic data to prevent faults and failures recurrence

Develop troubleshooting, rectification and fault analysis methods

Develop test procedures for systems performance checks

Coordinate fire protection systems maintenance with other rail systems maintenance needs