Fire Door Inspection Training (Accredited)

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Fire door inspection training

What is Fire Door Inspection Training?

If you are responsible for a building that contains multiple residences and it has storeys that are 11 metres in height or more, a new piece of legislation outlined in the Fire Safety Act 2021 now obliges you to carry out more stringent checks, including inspecting communal fire doors four times a year and entrance doors annually.

This rule was enforced following the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, which concluded that many of the fire doors failed during the disaster.

This course covers everything housing association officials need to know in order to adhere to the law and regulations.

This video showing how three different fire doors perform during a fire demonstrates how crucial it is to adhere to regulations around installation and maintenance:

Why is Fire Door Training important?

Closed, well-maintained and properly fitted fire doors are a crucial addition to every building’s fire safety plan thanks to their capabilities of detaining fire and smoke, which prevents the spread in the event of an indoor blaze.

What’s more, the law demands they be installed in all non-domestic buildings. Modern fire door regulations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 stipulate that an appointed person should be responsible for these lifesaving and property-protecting fire doors.

Our in-depth and in-person practical fire door inspection training course ensures participants leave with the confidence, knowledge and expertise to ensure the fire doors in their charge are safe and fit-for-purpose, as well as providing guidance on current standards, regulations and the law.

Who is required to have Fire Door Training training?

Anyone whose job it is to oversee fire doors and/or fire safety of a building. This can either be an appointed staff member as part of a large organisation or business, or a private landlord, such as:

  • Health and safety personnel
  • Building caretakers
  • Residential landlords
  • Facilities manager
  • Estate managers
  • Proprietors of commercial and public property
  • Manufacturers of fire doors
  • Fire door installation teams
  • Building control officers

If you’re responsible for a building’s fire risk assessment or are simply in charge of a fire door inspection checklist, you are required by law to know whether a fire door meets the necessary safety standards. It is important you are competent at monitoring the following:

  • Any updates in safety regulations
  • Whether a fire door has been properly installed
  • Consistent checks to show the fire door is in good working order
  • Identifying maintenance issues and how to solve them
  • Whether correct signage is in place

What do you learn on the course?

Our courses on fire door inspection training provide a clear, concise, practical, and thorough coaching, which can be tailored and accessible to each industry and client genre where possible.

Throughout the course we will cover how to recognise different types of fire doors, their functions, and the importance of fire door components (hinges, closers etc), as well as how fire-safe construction is applied in general.

You will learn how fires work and the role of fire compartmentation, as well as how to consistently uphold the requirements outlined in the Building Regulations 2010 and Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety} Order 2005.

What does a Fire Door Training Course cover?

Also included in the course content is:

  • Implementing basic fire door inspection checklists
  • How to identify door failures
  • How often to carry out checks
  • Managing fire door escape routes
  • What the pass or fail criteria comprises of
  • Passing on advice to relevant parties

How long does the training take?

The course is 5 hours long. The start time can be varied, by agreement, to suit staff schedules and shift patterns.

Is there an assessment?

There is a multiple-choice test at the end of the assessment period.

Where are courses held?

We travel to your workplace/site to deliver bespoke in-house training. Alternatively, our trainers can conduct the course virtually in real time if this suits your circumstances better.

How much is the training?

All our tailored fire safety courses are priced competitively. Talk to our friendly team today on 0800 774 7034 for more information on costs.

All prices exclude VAT.

Upcoming Fire Door Inspection Courses

Course Name & Location Individual price Group price Duration Date

Fire Door Inspection Training (Accredited) – Liverpool

Individual price: £195
Group price: £0
Duration: 1 day Date: 01/06/2024

Fire Door Inspection Training (Accredited) – Newcastle upon Tyne

Individual price: £195
Group price: £0
Duration: 1 day Date: 02/06/2024

Fire Door Inspection Training (Accredited) – Leeds

Individual price: £195
Group price: £0
Duration: 1 day Date: 11/06/2024

Fire Door Inspection Training (Accredited) – Birmingham

Individual price: £195
Group price: £0
Duration: 1 day Date: 12/06/2024

Fire Door Inspection Training (Accredited) – Bristol

Individual price: £195
Group price: £
Duration: 1 day Date: 13/06/2024

Fire Door Inspection Training (Accredited) – London

Individual price: £195
Group price: £
Duration: 1 day Date: 22/06/2024

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