A fire and/ or evacuation alarm system in a building can only continue to function effectively if the relevant manager ensures that the necessary management, control and maintenance are carried out correctly.. One of the conditions that must be met for issuing the Fire Alarm System Certificate upon both completion and maintenance (recertification) is the presence of at least one certified Fire Alarm System Administrator. The fulfillment of the manager’s criteria is demonstrated by the ‘Fire Alarm and Evacuation Alarm System Manager’ diploma from the Netherlands Institute for Emergency Response (NIBHV).
Head of Fire & Evacuation Alarm System (BMI-OAI) Course Package
E-learning + practical
Important: This course is only available in Dutch
The primary purpose of this training is that the organization meets the legal requirement. In addition, the knowledge gained enables the course participant to deal in a responsible manner with the most common situations with regard to the management and use of the fire alarm and evacuation alarm system.
For persons who are or will be responsible for the management of fire alarm and evacuation alarm systems.
Teaching material at the start of the training (NIBHV textbook)
Approved NIBHV BMI-OAI exam
Online training + NIBHV textbook
Approved NIBHV BMI-OAI exam
Some technical knowledge and affinity with the in-house emergency response organization is an advantage.
1,5 practical days
Approx. 3 hours online + 5 hours practical
Before the start of the 1st day of class – none
Before the start of the 2nd day of class – making the homework assignment which is given to the student on the 1st day of class. This homework assignment is part of the exam.
For the practical session the student must have passed the online theory exam, print the “Proof of participation” and take it to the practical session. The student must also have worked out the project assignment sent to him / her and take the details of it to the practical session.
Online training modules
The legal basis
The activities of the manager
Online practice tests
Every learning module has a practice test so that the student can test their knowledge. Taking the practice test is not mandatory and therefore has no influence on the progress percentage.
The allowed time period for the theory exam is 45 minutes. The exam consists of 25 multiple choice questions, 17 of which must be answered correctly in order to be eligible for proof of participation
Certificate of participation
After the student has passed the online theory exam, the student will have access to the Certificate of Participation. The following day this proof is also under “My profile”. This proof is not a certificate. The proof is the admission ticket for the practical session.
Completion of the homework assignment which is given to the student on the 1st day of class. This homework assignment is part of the exam.
Every student receives a project assignment with the NIBHV book. The project assignment must be worked out independently by the student. The elaboration of the project assignment must be taken (on paper) to the practical session. The student takes approximately 1 hour to complete the project assignment.
The project assignment is part of the exam. If the project assignment is not made, or if the student forgets to take the details to the practical session, the NIBHV exam cannot be taken!
The practice day is conducted by teachers of Dräger Nederland B.V. Minimum 8 participants, maximum 12 participants.
The practice day takes place at Dräger Nederland B.V. in Hoogvliet or Zoetermeer.
The purpouse of a fire and evacuation alarm system
When is a fire and evacuation system required?
Which requirements must a fire and evacuation alarm system meet?
Construction and operation of a fire alarm and evacuation alarm system, including the associated elements such as (manual) fire alarms, slow whoop, secondary indicators, etc.
Tasks and responsabilities of the manager
Monthly, 4-monthly and annual checks by the manager
Preventive maintenance and minor repairs by the manager
Handling of alarm and malfunction reports
Keeping the log
Coordination between manager and maintenance expert
Changes to (the use of) a building
Switching off part of the fire alarm system
Introduction, handing in project assignments and answering questions concerning online training and NIBHV book.
The fire alarm system (BMI).
Monthly, 4/8 monthly and 12-monthly checks of BMI and OAI.
Different types of evacuation alarm systems (OAI).
Testing detectors and replacing glass panes of manual fire detectors in practice.
Procedure for switching off (parts of) the installation.
Concluding, answering questions regarding the exam and evaluation.
The NIBHV BMI-OAI exam is an official national exam. You get 45 minutes to complete the exam. Of the 25 questions, 17 must be answered correctly. Your homework assignment must also be assessed as satisfactory.
If the student has passed the exam, the NIBHV BMI-OAI diploma will be sent by post within 4 to 5 weeks. The student also receives a digital copy in his / her profile at the PlusPort Academy. This diploma is valid indefinitely.
The Diplomas are registered in the PlusPort Academy. This way you will always have it with you
€395,- excl BTW
€225,- excl BTW
Benefits of the Head of Fire and Evacuation Alarm System course with PlusPort
Prepare yourself optimally for the Head of Fire and Evacuation Alarm System exam by means of practice tests and test exams. When participating in the Fire and Evacuation Alarm System course you will also have access to the NIBHV book that serves as a reference for pieces of work. With the handbook you can easily look up specific information that is covered in the course modules.
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