exida FGP Certified Fire and Gas Practitioner Training


When it comes to Fire and Gas Detection design and mapping, compliance is critical. Navigating through the nuances of differing design standards while carrying out mapping studies can often be a challenging task and that is exactly why we believe competence and training are crucial.

The FGP program offers a globally recognized and independently certified training course which will result in a certification of competence in Fire and Gas Detection Technology, Design and Mapping. The course consists of a training course and an exam set by 3rd party examination and certification body, exida® .

Upon passing the exam, participants shall be awarded with a 3rd party certificate of competence in F&G Mapping, which is crucial in demonstrating competence in the design of F&G Detection systems. This exam is entirely independent of the training provider, and as such carries unique credibility in demonstrating competence.

Since its inception Micropack have trained and certified hundreds of engineers and safety professionals around the globe. FGP is now the trusted fire and gas detection safety program for the likes of the Health and Safety Executive, Lloyds Register, Wood, BP, Worley, DNVGL and Draeger amongst many others.

By becoming an FGP you join a growing community of Safety Professionals who have a common goal of delivering safe, compliant, and effective fire and gas detection systems.

Click here to view the current list of Fire and Gas Practitioners.



Course Content - Learning Objectives:

The following learning objectives are covered within the training course:


Comprehensive Understanding of Fire and Gas Detection Systems:

  • Fire and Gas Detection Design Standards including:
    • BS 60080:2020 Explosive and toxic atmospheres – Hazard detection mapping – Guidance on the placement of permanently installed flame and gas detection devices using software tools and other techniques
    • ISA TR84.00.07 - Guidance on the Evaluation of Fire, Combustible Gas and Toxic Gas System Effectiveness
    • Energy Industry F&G Detection Design standards such as BP GP30-85 and Shell DEP .
  •  Role & Action of Fire & Gas Detection Devices
  • Performance Requirements
  • Design Considerations
  • Legislative Requirements
  • Industry Code of Practice


Strengths and limitations of use, and characteristics all detector technologies:

  • Flame Detection: UV, UV/IR, IR, IR3, Visual
  • Smoke and Heat Detection: Optical Point Smoke Detection, Ionization, Beam Detection, Aspirated Smoke Detection, CCTV Smoke Detection, Point Heat Detection; Rate of Rise, Fixed, Rate Compensated, Fusible Loop, Fire Wire
  • Gas Detection: Catalytic Bead, Toxic Gas Detection; Semi-Conductor Sensor Point, Electrochemical Cell, Open Path Laser, IR Gas Detection; Open Path and Point IR, Ultrasonic Gas Detection.


Hazard Analysis

  • Fire and Gas Mapping demonstrations and tutorials using HazMap3D.
  • Considerations for Fire and Gas Hazards and applying hazard grades
  • Analysis of local hazards and subsequent detector locations .
  • FGP delegates will receive a copy of HazMap3D prior to course commencement. This will allow the students to complete a real-life Fire and Gas Mapping case study during the course which will give them invaluable experience to put to use in a professional capacity.


What people have said about the course:

“The practical demonstrations of flame detection depicting the strengths and limitations of all of the technologies on the market will allow me to use a more informed approach when designing a system."

"Very useful and practical advice was provided throughout the course."

"Well tailored training course with frequent references to engineering technical practices. This helped me better understand the thinking behind some of the requirements and how to apply them in practice."

"As a new graduate it was pretty much all useful to me, but particularly useful were : – Overviews of the detectors and their limitations and how engineering technical practices are applied."

Who should attend?

  • Technical Disciplines -
    • Process Safety Engineer
    • Process Engineer
    • Instrument/ Automation/ Control Engineer/ Technician
    • Maintenance / Instrumentation Technician
    • Technical Safety Engineer
    • Project Engineer
    • Engineering/Operations Management
    • Electrical/ Instrumentation System Inspector
    • Operator
    • Risk Engineer


  • Typical Companies/ professional/ regulatory bodies that attend FGP –
    • Regulator
    • Oil and Gas E&P
    • Insurance/ Risk Assessors
    • EPC / FEED Contractors
    • Energy Companies
    • Fire and Gas Detection Manufacturers
    • Safety Consultancy
    • Fire and Gas Detection System Integrators

Micropack exida FGP Training Course Info

FGP Online Course Dates - 2022

  • March 15th – 17th
  • June 14th – 16th
  • September 13th – 15th
  • December 13th – 15th

Dedicated client courses scheduled on request.

  • Day 1 Time: 09:00 until 16:00
  • Day 2 Time: 09:00 until 16:00
  • Day 3 Time: 09:00 until 13:00*

*Note: The online exida FGP exam will be run after 13:00 on day 3 of the programme. 

Target Audience: Safety Engineers, Risk Engineers, Instrument & Control Engineers/Technicians, HSE Inspectors, Loss Prevention Engineers, Fire Engineers.

What's provided? Course handouts and a trial version of HazMap3D will also be provided

Requirements for online FGP: As the FGP is now taught online, a computer with internet access is required. 

Education: There are no specific education/qualification pre-requisites to join the programme.

How to Book: email a member of our team at sales@micropack.co.uk and state the course you would like to attend.

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Examination: Online exida FGP Examination will take place immediately after completion of the training course. If successful, the delegate will be presented with an exida Certificate of Competence for Fire and Gas Detection Design, Technology and Mapping.

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