Fire Door Inspection Training – Competency Development

Become a Fully Qualified Fire Door Inspector with
Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development

Our Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development course combines theory and practical training to give you the competency to inspect and certify fire doors. All training content aligns with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which requires duty holders to inspect fire doors regularly to ensure they’re in safe working order.

This course comes with a free e-Checklist, which takes users step-by-step through the fire door inspection process while ensuring it’s recorded.

The Course Includes:

Comprehensive yet easy-to-follow explanations
Certificate on completion
Simple login & user access
The latest industry best practice

Learning Outcomes:

Understand fire door regulations and legal requirements
Recognise the components of a fire door and how they relate to fire safety
Build understanding of why fire doors fail and the consequences of failure
Gain awareness of the pass/fail criteria for fire doors during inspection
Learn the inspection procedures for different types of fire doors
Successfully complete a full inspection reviewed by a fire safety expert

This training course is assured by:

FDI approval bodies
NAFDI logo

Fire Door Inspection Training – Competency Development

£590.00 +VAT

 

 

Courses Price per Course
1 - 5 £590.00
6 - 10 £545.38
11 - 20 £490.84

Choose Your Training Pathway

Fire Door Inspection

Our Fire Door Inspection course covers relevant fire door inspection theory and procedures. This course is for trainees who want a professional understanding of the fire door inspection process.

What you get with Fire Door Inspection:

  • Gain awareness of the pass/fail criteria for fire doors during inspection
  • Understand fire door components and how they relate to fire safety
  • Learn the inspection procedures for different types of fire doors
rospa
£295 +VAT

Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development

Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development combines theory and skills progression. This enhanced version of the course is for trainees who want to develop and prove competency.

What you get with Competency Development:

  • Develop practical abilities through a series of hands-on assessments
  • Verify your job-ready skills with assessments marked by fire safety experts
  • Prove your competency to inspect and certify fire doors to an approved standard
approval bodies FDI
£590 +VAT

About Fire Door Inspection Training

Fire doors must be inspected regularly to ensure they are adequately maintained. Anyone who wants to inspect and certify fire doors must be competent. This means they have suitable skills, knowledge and training to do the job.

Fire Door Inspection

Our Fire Door Inspection course covers theory only and awards trainees with a RoSPA-assured certificate that proves an in-depth understanding of fire door inspections. The certificate doesn’t demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge, however.

Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development

Our Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development course combines theory and skills progression in one programme. Trainees complete all Fire Door Inspection modules before applying their knowledge in a series of practical assessments marked by a fire safety expert. Passing all assessments awards trainees a RoSPA-assured certificate as well as an additional Competency Development Qualification verified by an independent fire safety expert and certified by CPD. This level of qualification proves your competency to inspect fire doors at an approved standard.

Why is Fire Door Inspection Training Important?

Fire doors are a critical part of every building’s fire safety. They provide passive fire protection in an emergency and limit the spread of smoke and flames, creating safe evacuation and access routes.

Despite their importance, fire doors are routinely neglected by fire safety duty holders. A survey conducted by the Fire Door Inspection Scheme found that 75% of fire doors failed their inspections, meaning they would be unable to function properly in a fire emergency.

Evidence such as this highlights why inspections are vital. Faults can occur at every stage of a fire door’s lifecycle ­– from manufacture to installation – and these faults are easily overlooked during ‘tick box’ inspections or those carried out by untrained individuals.

Having a fire door in place is not enough to protect people and property. Regular inspection by competent individuals is essential to make sure it will work in an emergency.

Course Outline

Three Modules

Approximately 3 hours

Fire Door Inspection

This course contains the following modules:

  • What is a Fire Door
  • Regulations
  • Fire Safety Responsibility
  • Standards
  • Fire Door Design Standards
  • Testing, Assessment and Certification of Fire Doors
  • Why Fire Doors are Necessary
  • Types of Fire Doors
  • Frame and Leaf
  • Door Seals
  • Door Gaps
  • Door Hinges
  • Door Closing and Opening
  • Glazing
  • Other Features
  • Inspection Preparation
  • Door Identification
  • Inspecting a Fire Door
  • Steel Fire Doors
  • Composite Fire Doors
  • Steel Shutter Doors

Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development

Three Modules

Approximately 11 hours (3 hours theory + 8 hours practical)

How the Competency Development Course Combines Theory + Practical

  1. You complete all Fire Door Inspection theory modules to develop the necessary understanding of fire door inspections.
  2. You apply your knowledge in a series of practical assessments that build and demonstrate job-ready skills. The assessments require you to record videos of yourself completing each step of a fire door inspection and upload the footage to the Human Focus app or system.
  3. An independent fire safety expert reviews your practical assessments and provides feedback.
  4. Once you’ve built sufficient evidence of your practical work, the fire safety expert will sign off on your skills and you’ll receive your Competency Development Qualification.

This is a really easy way for you to prove your ability to inspect fire doors to an approved standard – all reviewed by an independent fire safety expert.

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Expert Verification and Accreditation

Fire Door Inspection

The Fire Door Inspection Certificate is:

  • Assured by RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)
rospa
£295 +VAT

Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development

The Competency Development Qualification is:

  • Assured by RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)
  • Approved by CPD (Continuing Professional Development Certification Service)
  • Assessed and verified by an independent fire safety expert
approval bodies FDI
£590 +VAT

Fire Door Inspection e-Checklist

Both versions of the Fire Door Inspection course come with a free e-Checklist to support your fire door inspections.

The e-Checklist lets you:

  • Evidence each step of the inspection and its outcome
  • Digitally record multiple inspections
  • Easily organise and access digital records with QR code functionality

Note – this offer is for one fire door inspection e-Checklist licence per trainee who completes Fire Door Inspection or Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development.

Terms and conditions apply – access to this e-Checklist is for 12 months from purchase.

FDI - Certificate of Inspection Template

Certificate of Inspection Template

Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development gives you access to a certificate of inspection template, which can be used to give building managers or employers evidence their fire doors have passed inspection.

You can also use the template to create custom certificates specific to your business or organisation.

Note – this offer is for one certificate of inspection template per trainee who completes Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fire Door Inspection training gives users a professional understanding of fire door inspections. This level of training does not prove competency, however.

Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development lets anyone responsible for fire door inspections develop and demonstrate their competency to inspect fire doors.

Yes. As long as you can prove you have knowledge at the required depth, you can purchase the additional Competency Development modules and assessments separately. Speak to our sales team for more information.

All Human Focus courses are independently accredited to guarantee the quality of training and certification.

Fire Door Inspection is assured by RoSPA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents).

Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development is approved by CPD (The Continuing Professional Development Certification Service). The practical assessments are verified by an independent fire safety expert.

Fire Door Inspection takes around 3 hours to complete.

Fire Door Inspection – Competency Development takes around 11 hours to complete in total.  This time includes the 3 hours needed to complete the theory modules plus an additional 8 hours for the practical assessments.

You can learn whenever you want from anywhere with internet access, so the actual time taken to complete will vary depending on internet connection speeds, pace of study and assessment turnaround time.

No. It takes around 8 hours to complete all of them but you can attempt each individually whenever you feel ready. You have up to 12 months from your enrolment date to submit all of your practical assessments.

Each submission is reviewed by an independent fire safety expert. The expert will either confirm you’ve demonstrated the necessary competency level or provide personalised feedback to help you close any skill gaps and meet the required standard.

You can retake and submit required skills evidence as many times as you wish within the 12-month qualification period. But the vast majority of trainees pass within the required period, particularly as they receive the necessary coaching.

No. Fire Door Inspection courses are structured so that everyone completes the full theory training, which requires no previous experience.

If you go on to complete the Competency Development Qualification, you then apply your theoretical knowledge in a series of practical assessments.

All training is completed remotely. For the theory modules, all you need is a device connected to the internet.

Practical assessments require a smart device with a camera. You’ll need to record yourself completing each assessment and upload the footage to the Human Focus system or app for verification.

Fire Door Inspection training certificates prove you have the necessary understanding of fire door inspection theory. Provided you can also evidence relevant industry experience, this certificate may be enough to demonstrate your competency in inspecting fire doors.

The Competency Development Qualification proves you have both the necessary understanding of fire door inspections and job-ready skills. The practical assessments build evidence of your hands-on abilities and give you a straightforward way to prove your competency in fire door inspection.

Fire Door Inspection certificates are available for download after completing the final theory assessment.

Competency Development Qualifications are available for download after all theory and practical assessments have been submitted and passed.

Qualifications are valid for three years. After this point, it’s recommended you repeat any health and safety training to ensure your knowledge and skills stay up to date with current best practice and legislation.

Yes. You can see the Human Focus system in action and get an introduction to the training programme for free. Email or call our sales team on 01737 647882 to arrange your trial.

Absolutely. There are discounts for volume purchases available. Email our sales team or call them on 01737 647822 for more information.

You only get access to the certificate of inspection template after completing all practical assessments included in the Competency Development Qualification. This is because the practical assessments give you a straightforward way to prove your competency to inspect and certify fire doors.