Online training tool launched for fire-door inspectors
A free online tool that provides Europe’s first competency framework for fire door inspectors has been launched by the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS).
Developed in time for Fire Door Safety Week (25 September-1 October 2017), it also features an introduction to the FDIS Diploma in Fire Doors.
The service, which is relevant to anyone responsible for specifying, selling, installing or maintaining any aspect of fire doors, is a more comprehensive follow-up to a half-day ‘bite size’ training course launched by FDIS earlier this year.
FDIS, Europe’s first fire door inspection scheme, says it developed the courses to meet growing demand for training in the legal and practical dimensions of fire door inspection.
“The lack of basic knowledge about fire doors is a real challenge to all parts of the industry, and we felt this was something simple that we could do to help,” said Kevin Hulin, FDIS manager.
“There are now 30 inspectors operating throughout the UK accredited through the FDIS process and we have had more than 1,100 people sign up to study the diploma.
“This new course is an introduction to the diploma, tailored for the generalist who needs to know the basics and also needs to be able to recognise when to bring in an expert. I hope it will also encourage them to continue their studies further, and support the challenge laid down by the Fire Door Safety Week team to make our building stock that bit safer.”
You can get a free seven-day trial of the tool here.
Fire professionals can also earn a diploma in Fire Doors – via FDIS’ online learning centre – and become certificated fire door inspectors through independent assessments by Exova Warringtonfire.
Launched in 2012 FDIS was a joint venture between the BWF-Certifire Scheme and Guild of Architectural Ironmongers.