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Who is responsible for fire doors in blocks of flats?

According to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, it is the legal responsibility of the person or organisation that has control of the building to ensure that it complies with fire safety regulations. That means installing and maintaining appropriate fire doors wherever they are required. For housing associations, fire doors are required in order to:

  • Resist fire and restrict smoke spread to reduce risk to life safety and damage to the property
  • Provide residents with adequate levels of safety when a fire breaks out.

Failure to provide adequate fire doors could result in:

  • Government fines in excess of £55,000
  • Imprisonment
  • Residents suffering injuries or loss of life

Having helped housing associations understand their legal responsibilities to tenants since 2009, Fire Doors Complete are able to provide expert advice. The objective of our consultancy is to help keep your property legal and safe. That's why our services are both affordable and accessible.

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To learn the skills for yourself, we also provide a range of certified fire door training courses. All courses are designed to give installers, fabricators and property owners a better understanding of how to comply with UK fire safety building regulations.

Timber Fire Doors: Installation Training Module

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.

  • Who it’s for: Contractors, Fabric Engineers, Maintenance Teams, Carpenters & Joiners
  • Format: In-person or remote course, optional
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement, valid for 5 years
  • Price:  £250-400 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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Timber Fire Doors: Maintenance Training Module

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.

  • Who it’s for: Refurbishment Contractors, Fabric Engineers, Maintenance Teams, Carpenters & Joiners
  • Format: In-person or remote course, optional
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement, valid for 5 years
  • Price:  £250-400 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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Timber Fire Doors: Awareness Training Module

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.

  • Who it’s for: Contractors, Fabric Engineers, Caretakers, Maintenance Teams, Carpenters & Joiners
  • Format: In-person or remote course, optional
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement, valid for 5 years
  • Price:  £150-250 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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Timber Fire Doors: Inspection Training Module

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.

  • Who it’s for: Fire door inspectors
  • Format: This course is a hybrid of remote learning and practical training and assessment. Candidates must complete a theory based examination before taking the practical fire door inspection assessment.
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement, valid for 5 years
  • Price:  £900-1000 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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BWF Fire Door Installation Awareness: Two-Day Course

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.

  • Who it’s for: Businesses in the construction and manufacturing industries
  • Format: In-person only
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement
  • Price:  £300-700 per person, depending on the number of applicants you have
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Practical Installation Course for Timber-Based Fire Doors

This is a hands-on practical assessment and provides an opportunity for those that have already attaned the theory-based installation certificate to prove that they can correctly install a working timber-based fire door assembly.

  • Who it’s for: Contractors, Fabric Engineers, Maintenance Teams, Carpenters & Joiners
  • Format: In-person only
  • What you get: Certificate of achievement
  • Price:  £1000
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Why Choose Fire Doors Complete?

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Experience & Expertise

Our founder, Neil Ashdown, has spent decades working with fire doors. We have provided fire door consultancy across multiple sectors.

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Real-World Knowledge

All our consultancy is in the interest of everyday public safety. The advice we offer is grounded in real-life fire safety situations.

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Affordable & Accessible

In the interest of safety, our fire door consultancy is open to everyone. We aim to make our feedback and advice as clear, comprehensive and jargon-free as possible.

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UK-Wide Consultancy

Each one of our expert consultants is happy to travel anywhere in the UK to provide their service. We want everyone to have access to outstanding fire door safety, no matter where they're based.

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What are the fire door regulations for housing associations?

Housing associations must meet their legal obligations concerning the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and the new Fire Safety Bill.
As flats owned by housing associations often house hundreds of people, it is absolutely vital that they comply with fire door regulations:

  • Fire doors must be fitted to flat entrances and in all places leading to a final escape - these may include landings, hallways and stairwells
  • Fire doors must be maintained in good repair and efficient working order

As leading experts in fire door safety, we can help you specify the right fire doors for your properties. We can also assess the installation, maintenance requirements, and accessibility of your current fire doors. In every sense, we are here to help. We provide clear, comprehensive consultancy in a respectful and jargon-free manner. Our primary concern is the safety of your building and its residents.

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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.

Geoff Carter

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

Martin Webb

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.

David Todd

Amey

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.

Declan Rooney

Oak3

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.

Dexter Allen

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.

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