FireQual is a specialist Awarding Body for the fire protection industry and FDC is a FireQual approved Training Centre for its Timber Based Fire Doors: Awareness, Installation, Maintenance & Inspection training programmes.
The Affiliation of Fire Door Inspectors is a not-for-profit body which aims to help raise industry standards. Neil Ashdown of FDC holds the office of Chairman.
Blue Sky Certification
Blue Sky Certification provide a UKAS accredited fire door inspection scheme, providing independent third party accreditations to businesses which operate within set requirements. Fire Doors Complete Ltd has held this certification since June 2020.
The Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) is a training and certification body. Neil Ashdown, Managing Director at FDC, has passed both the FDIS Inspector certification course, and the FDIS Diploma. He was formerly Manager of the FDIS, delivering fire door related training courses between 2012 and 2015.
Independent Fire Inspections Ltd
The training arm of IFI Group Ltd, Independent Fire Training Ltd offers courses accredited by the Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) and recognised by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). Neil at FDC was awarded the Fire Stopping Inspection Diploma, further improving his expert knowledge of the industry for future customers.
The BRE Academy Fire Door Inspector and Fire Door Installation & Maintenance qualifications cover vital knowledge, and were created by BRE together with the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF). Neil has passed the examinations for both of those qualifications.
The Fire Door Inspector certification from Doorcheck Ltd is third party accredited, increases expert knowledge and ensures Legal Compliance to RRFSO (2005) Statutory requirement/Building Regulations. Neil achieved Doorcheck certification in November 2019.
Fire Doors Complete has been an NOCN approved Training Centre for SiteRight courses since August 2021.
The FDC training courses have been registered by CITB NI for grant assistance for in-scope employers.
FDC’s Managing Director, Neil Ashdown, has over forty years’ experience in the timber, joinery and fire door industries, holding management positions for 35 years plus. During this time, he managed his business within the scope of the BWF-Certifire scheme.
Neil Ashdown of FDC is a Member of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, an organisation providing information and events across a range of materials and special interest sectors.
Fire Doors Complete has been accredited by Fire Aware as a company committed to end-user safety, with high moral standards within the fire safety industry.
This training package is intended for those who already have practical fire door installation skills, but require more information about the regulations surrounding timber-based fire doors. The training applies to both new and existing properties.
This training package is designed for those who require more information about how to properly maintain and repair fire doors in accordance with UK regulations. Delegates will be able to confidently comply with legislation surrounding timber-based fire doors.
This training package is designed for those who have a caretaker role at a building. These delegates do not need to have technical fire door knowledge and skills, but will learn how to spot defects in fire doors and report them to the building manager.
This training package is designed for those who inspect fire doors for their clients. Candidates are expected to have prior knowledge of timber doors and/or building safety. The course will equip delegates with the skills and knowledge to become professional fire door inspectors.
This course promotes awareness of appropriate fire door installation to construction and manufacturing industries. The course has been developed in collaboration between the National Open College Network (NOCN) and the British Woodworking Federation.
This is a hands-on practical assessment and provides an opportunity for those that have already attained the theory-based installation certificate to prove that they can correctly install a working timber-based fire door assembly.
Just a note, as you know, I have studied a LOT but I have to say, I`m about halfway through the video presentation and for all the study I`ve done, this is by far THE BEST training I have encountered 😊 Kudos to you, I don't know how long it took you to compile this course but WOW 😯 I`ll study, re-study then re-study again then read the book and keep taking the test, if anybody wants/needs training I`ll definitely be sending them your way, wish I purchased your course first, (although then I wouldn't know how good your one is 😆) thanks so much.
Safe-Way Fire Prevention
Thanks very much, it's been a pleasure dealing with you. I would also like to say that I thought that Robin was a superb tutor, very engaging and extremely knowledgeable about this industry and made the course very enjoyable. Martin
Surrey Groundwork Contractors
I would like to thank Neil for the training that he has provided to our Company. His knowledge, experience and expertise on fire doors is exceptional. All who took part thoroughly enjoyed the training and now feel more confident in the maintenance and installation of fire doors and take the knowledge gained into their daily duties.
It has been a pleasure learning about Fire Doors and all the information and self tests that were given with the course was spot on and easy to use.
Just a big thank you following the recent FDC FD Inspectors Course. It was a really worthwhile couple of days where I learnt a lot and developed through practice and professional discussion. The input was well thought out and offered a real move forward after the other courses on fire doors I've undertaken. Thanks for the time taken, really worthwhile.
Trust Fire Safety Manager
Thank you. I am new to the world of fire doors and it has been a good learning process for me, so thankyou for your patience with my various questions. I’m sure that now I have a better understanding of how this all works, I’ll be much better equipped to know what I’m looking at and how to proceed post-inspection with any future reports we get you to do.