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Critical Facility: Critical Infrastructure

Critical Operations
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Learn about critical infrastructure, from cooling systems to fire prevention and hazard identification and the importance of preventative maintenance.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

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When you think of the types of critical infrastructure that span all kinds of critical facilities, the ones that come to mind usually include heating and air conditioning, water supply and sanatory systems, and fire prevention/suppression systems. There are also many site-specific systems such as humidity control, natural gas or compressed air systems.

In this course you will learn about the core mechanism behind theses systems starting with HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) from different types of cooling and heating to how air is circulated. You will also look the how water is brought in and managed as well as how waste water is handled. Other systems like natural gas, vacuum systems and humidity controllers are all reviewed.

Next, you will learn about the systems and processes around possible hazards, starting with fire prevention, fire suppression and exit lighting systems. You will also be introduced to Emergency Power Off System (EPS’s) and how to deal to common hazards such as Safety Barriers and Machine Guards, where chemicals should be stored.

Finally, you will learn about the responsibility of Critical Facilities personnel in keeping the facility safe, emergency plans and procedures, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). One of the most important tasks it that of systems maintenance which you see throughout the course.

This course is ideal for learners seeking an introduction to critical facility management or those that would like to gain a better understanding of the importance and functions of these facilities.

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After completing this course, you will:

  • Outline the fundamental concepts related to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
  • List the different types of cooling and air circulation systems used in Critical Operations.
  • Identify preventative maintenance procedures for HVAC systems and their components.
  • Describe water supply and drainage systems and their components.
  • List preventative maintenance procedures for plumbing and other mechanical systems and their components.
  • Identify fire detection systems, fire suppression systems, and their components.
  • Identify the components of a fire-safe facility.
  • Discuss exit and emergency lighting options and describe emergency power off systems.
  • List preventative maintenance procedures for fire systems and their components.

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