Fire doors make an indispensable part of a building’s passive fire protection system. They function as a key deterrent to the spread of flames and allow occupants’ safe egress in the event of a fire. As such, it is a legal requirement to ensure fire doors are maintained in working order. The only way to do this is through inspection.
Our online fire door inspection course is designed to guide you through this very important process. There are several key questions clients have asked us regarding this course. We have compiled them in one place to help your own understanding.
What is online fire door inspection training?
Our online Fire door inspection course provides learners with the knowledge necessary to understand the legal background of fire doors, their components, and pass/fail criteria. It also walks you through inspections on several types of doors.
The course comprises three modules:
- Regulations, Standards & Certification
- Fire Door Construction & Design
The course takes around three hours to complete. Study can be undertaken at anytime – our learning management system (LMS) will automatically save your progress. So, you can return when you are free.
The course comes with a free digital e-Checklist to help you conduct and record an inspection once complete.
Are fire door inspections a legal requirement?
Yes, under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the responsible person is legally required to conduct inspections and maintenance of fire doors at least annually.
Specifically, regulation 17 of the law states that fire safety equipment is subject to a suitable system of maintenance and that they are maintained in an efficient state.
The law also requires the responsible person 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
How often do fire doors need to be inspected?
The frequency of fire door inspections depends on the fire door usage. If fire doors are frequently used in a building, inspections should be conducted regularly to ensure fire doors are working correctly and would perform effectively in the event of a fire.
However, it is recommended to conduct periodic checks once every six months in occupied buildings. Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, fire doors should be inspected at least annually.
Is the online fire door inspection training certified?
Yes, our fire door inspection course is assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). RoSPA was established in 1916 and has since been on the forefront of improving health and safety culture in the UK. It is one of the most credible bodies in the UK’s health and safety sector.
RoSPA has campaigned to implement the best safety practices in both personal and occupational life, encouraging continuous change and development in current safety management systems.
When trainees pass the end test of fire door inspection training, they immediately get a RoSPA assured certificate in PDF format via their registered email.
What is a fire door inspection e-Checklist?
E-Checklists are digital tools that you can access from any device. Our fire door inspection e-Checklists is designed to walk you through a thorough fire door inspection, looking at each of the components step-by-step. It will help you record measurements, where required, as well as the results for each component, pass or fail.
The e-Checklist make reporting the process simple and easy to ensure compliance.
Can I register myself as a fire door inspector as with an FDIS fire door diploma?
No. The diploma is a lot higher level of qualification. Our course provides you a certificate of competency in the subject and will still allow you to go out and inspect doors and report any issues.
Does the course make you a FIRAS inspector?
Taking fire door inspection training does not make you a FIRAS inspector. FIRAS is a third-party fire safety management certification for businesses that install passive and active fire protection systems. Fire door inspection course is a training programme that covers how to inspect the critical components of fire doors.
Can I certify a door after taking this training?
Third-party certification of fire doors is done by approved bodies. There are several systems that can be used to certify doors, which can involve testing of fire doors in specialised facilities to see what level of performance they adhere to.
Third-party certification occurs before the fire door is installed. Our fire door inspection training helps you inspect and report the condition and performance of different fire safety components/assemblies installed on the door. Inspection is entirely different than fire door certification.
How long is the course?
The fire door inspection online training course takes approximately 180+ minutes to complete. The course content is comprised of high-quality video animations, interactive mini-quizzes, and an end-of-course assessment test.
The course does not have to be completed all at one time as the Human Focus learning management system (LMS) saves all the information on the trainees’ progress, meaning they can resume the course from the point they left it.