Fire doors are critical components of a building’s passive fire safety system. They play a key role in preventing the development and spread of fire, allowing occupants to escape to a place of safety.
This training is designed to assist a “responsible person” to carry out fire door inspections effectively. It is an extended course that develops the knowledge required to undertake this type of inspection.
According to the recent report sent out by Fire Door Safety Week, 60% of the local authorities in Great Britain delayed fire door maintenance and inspection programmes in the first half of 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. This delay affected approximately 10,000 properties.
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, business owners have a legal duty to:
- Ensure the safety of every employee who uses premises where fire may occur
- Carry out a fire risk assessment process in the workplace
- Identify risk assessment findings and details of anyone who is at risk, in case of a fire event
- Offer appropriate training, and fire precautions to the employees to minimise the risk of fire hazards in the workplace
Under this regulation, business owners have a statutory duty to name a “responsible person” who will oversee fire arrangements in work premises. The responsible person role is to ensure that necessary fire safety arrangements are put in place for the safety of all employees working on their premises.
The Human Focus Fire Door Inspection training programme helps organisations to understand how to comply with the law. The details of the course are as follows:
The prime objective of this online training is to support delegates who have a duty to carry out Fire Door Inspections. The core purpose of the training is to provide trainees involved in the maintenance and testing of fire doors with the knowledge required to carry out fire door inspections within the workplace.
There is no formal entry requirement for this training course.
This online inspection course is highly engaging and is comprised of three modules and an end test. The details of the topics taught in each module are as follows:
This training course is aimed at anyone who needs to undertake fire door inspections, or is responsible for overseeing fire door inspections including:
- Managers of buildings or other such facilities
- Building maintenance staff
- Safety inspectors
- Building control officers
- Insurance assessors
- Fire risk assessors
The learning outcomes of the four modules under this programme are as follows:
By the end of the course, delegates will be able to:
- Have a basic understanding of the fire door and its working in detail
- Be aware of various regulations that apply to fire doors in the UK and Ireland
- Understand the fire safety responsibilities and duties of the responsible person under law
- Understand the different standards that are applied to fire doors
- Understand the different types of fire door, how they are created, provided and identified
- Have in-depth knowledge of the importance of fire safety inspections
Delegates will learn the following aspects of fire door construction and design:
- A basic understanding of different types of fire doors along with their specifications, design variations, and materials
- The specifications of the timber fire door frames and leaves
- A basic understanding of the types of door seals, their specification, and usage
- Awareness of the specifications and purpose of door gaps that surrounds the fire door
- An understanding of the functioning of door hinges and screws in fire doors
- Awareness of the roles and functioning of door closers and openers of fire doors
- An understanding of different types of fire door glazing, its specifications, and accessibility requirements
A basic awareness of features of fire doors that includes mail slots, eye hole viewers, and air transfer grills that plays important role in fire door design and construction
By the end of this module delegates will:
- Develop an understanding of inspection protocols, inspection tools, and the necessary fire door inspection requirements to prepare for the fire door inspection
- Develop a basic understanding of how to identify the type and configuration of a fire door
- Create an awareness of how to inspect different parts of a fire door including, frame and leaf, seals, gaps, hinges, door closers, locks, handles, glazing, signage, and other features
- Develop an understanding of steel fire doors, their characteristics, and the working process
- Create a basic awareness of how to inspect a steel fire door
- Develop a basic awareness of composite doors, their characteristics, and the inspection process
- Create an awareness of how to inspect fire-resisting steel shutters
- Develop an understanding of how to create an audit trail and detailed records – especially of imminent dangers
The final section of the course is the assessment test. It is a short test comprised of 15 random questions covering the sections taught in the fire door inspection course modules. The test helps to determine the delegates’ understanding of the knowledge provided in this multi-module training course.
Employers and employees will get the following benefits from this training course:
Format: Online – Trainees can take the course on any Apple or Android mobile phone or tablet, and on PC and Mac desktop computers and laptops
Course duration: 3 hours approximately
- RoSPA-Approved course
- High-quality video and animation-based course content
- End of course assessment test
- RoSPA-Approved certificate on completion of course
The course does not have to be completed all at one time as the Human Focus management system saves all the information on the trainees’ progress, meaning they can resume the course from the point they left it.
This fire door inspection eLearning training has an assessment test at the end, which appears when trainees complete all modules of the course. The test details are as follows:
- 100% online test. Trainees do not need to visit a classroom to take the test
- The test comprises of 15 multiple choice questions, randomly chosen from the topics taught in the course
- Pass mark – 80%
There are small mini-quizzes at the end of each section throughout the modules, that aim to help trainees learn and pass the end test.
When trainees pass the end test, they immediately get the RoSPA-Approved certificate in PDF format via their registered email.
However, if delegates fail to pass the knowledge test, they get the chance to reattempt the test or retake the course within their subscription period.
With Human Focus, the Fire Door Inspection online training course cost is normally £295.00 + VAT per person with discounts for multiple purchases.
If a fire door is high in use, it should be regularly inspected, thus, to ensure it is working correctly and would perform effectively in an event of a fire. However, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, fire doors should be inspected at least annually.
The following components of a fire door should be checked:
- Check that the door is closing automatically
- Check the smoke heals are placed in good condition
- Check there are no penetrations in the door
- Check the door hinges, screws are secure and in good condition
- Ensure certification – check the label on the fire door that indicates it is a fully certified fire door
To get to know in detail about the fire door inspection process, get enrolled on the Human Focus Fire Door Inspection online course – RoSPA approved. The Fire Door Inspection course costs only £295 + VAT.
The main regulation for a fire door is Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. The regulation applies to owners of buildings, and structures other than individual private homes to protect workers from fire hazards in an event of a fire.
Yes, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, fire doors must be inspected and maintained at least annually. A fire door plays a key role in fire safety and is a legal requirement in all non-domestic premises.
By taking the fire door inspection course by Human Focus, trainees get the free Fire Door Inspection digital checklist. This detailed checklist for fire door inspection helps them to put into action the inspection process covered in the course and reduce administration time.
The content of this checklist covers the latest fire door standards and will help carry out a mandatory inspection.
Note – This offer is for one fire door inspection e-checklist licence per trainee who completes this course. This e-Checklist licence is for their use and cannot be transferred or shared by other users.