Training

 

Inspections have shown that the recurring problem with timber fire doors is non-compliant installation and maintenance. They are usually installed by tradesmen that although quite able to install a door often fail to understand that a fire door must be installed in accordance with British Standards and manufacturer's instructions. Add to that a lack of knowledge amongst timber & builders merchants about the compatibility of components and the result is that many buildings are at increased risk of any fire and smoke spreading faster and further than building regulations and the buildings' fire safety strategy would otherwise allow.

 

Years of experience in this field means we understand the issues and problems faced by building owners and  operators as well as installers, maintenance operatives and suppliers too.

 

We offer Fire Door education training sessions as follows:

  To help building owners and operators inspect their fire doors and how to resolve installation and maintenance       problems.

  We provide training for installers and maintainers to help make sure that installation and maintenance work is         compliant using the right components. 

  We also offer training for sales people at timber & builders merchants to help ensure the correct and compatible     hardware components are supplied with the fire door. 

 

See below for information about our training courses from £ 135 + vat:  

 

 

1) Responsible Person: How to comply with the law with regard to fire doors and escape doors at your premises. .

This one day education programme, delivered at your own premises, is for building operators and managers. It will enable them to carry out regular checks, spot problems and procure the services necessary to get remedial works done correctly.

 

 

2) Timber Fire Doors: Installation, maintenance and repairs.

This is available as either a full day or half day education programme, both delivered at your own premises. It is designed for installers, fabric engineers, maintenance teams, carpenters and joiners. People that already have the practical skills necessary to install and maintain timber doors but may not be sufficiently aware of the standards and regulations that cover fire doors. 

 

 

3)  Timber & Builders Merchants: Meeting your customers’ needs when supplying timber fire doors and associated hardware.

This one day education programme, delivered at your own premises, is for sales people at timber & builders merchants. It will help sales professionals to supply the correct and compatible components to match the fire door and provide the knowledge to help your customers comply with relevant regulations and standards. Used correctly the new found knowledge will help increase customer satisfaction and retention and therefore can help expand your sales too.

 

What's involved?  

 

Each education programme is designed with the aim of improving the effectiveness of fire doors in the built environment through increasing knowledge at management, installation, maintenance and supplier levels. Each programme will increase the delegates' knowledge about Fire Doors and help them in the job they do.

 

Each programme is delivered at your own premises in one seven hour day. The half-day programme for installers and maintainers is about four hours in duration. There will be separate theory and practical examinations except for the half-day course which does not include the practical element. A certificate of competence will be issued where the examination result is 80% or higher for both exams. The certificate is effective for five years at which point it is recommended to renew by re-taking the course to take account of updates in standards, regulations and product development. 

 

How to Book

If you are interested in one of the education programmes you will find our price list below. If you wish to book or to find out more please email us at neil.ashdown@btconnect.com or you can call us on 07970 201231. If you can't see exactly what you are looking for please call to see if we can provide a custom made programme to suit your particular needs.

 

 

Price List 

The prices below vary according to the number of delegates. Each course is delivered at your own premises and this can be anywhere in mainland England or Wales. 

 

Suitable rooms and areas are necessary for both the classroom element and separately for the practical element. The classroom based part includes a full morning of education presentation including questions and answers and after a lunch break a written examination. The practical element will be a hands-on assessment of the delegates competence in the subject matter. 

 

Each of the full-day courses will run from 9.00am to 4.30pm approx. including a lunch break. The half-day course is approximately four hours in duration.

 

Course titles:

 

1) 'Responsible Person: How to comply with the law with regard to fire doors and escape doors at your premises'

Room requirements:

Private meeting room suitable for use as a classroom. Suitable to show a power-point slide demonstration, study and discuss paper documents, hand samples and undertake a one hour written examination. A separate area containing at least four functioning fire doors for the practical exercise and assessment. Six delegates is the maximum for this course. This is to maintain quality of education delivery for the benefit of all stakeholders.

 

Number of delegates   Price per delegate (excl. VAT)

1                                     £ 550.00

2                                     £ 440.00

3                                     £ 330.00

4                                     £ 275.00

5                                     £ 245.00

6                                     £ 220.00

 

2) 'Timber Fire Doors: Installation, maintenance and repairs'

Room requirements:

Private meeting room for use as a classroom. Suitable to show a power-point slide demonstration, study and discuss paper documents, hand samples and undertake a half hour written examination. For the full day course a separate area to set up work stations is required. Here each delegate can demonstrate competence in fire door installation methods using hand tools (power tools connected to mains electricity not permitted). Six delegates is the maximum for this course. This is to maintain quality of education delivery for the benefit of all stakeholders.

 

Number of delegates   Price per delegate (excl. VAT)

1                                     £ 715.00

2                                     £ 660.00

3                                     £ 605.00

4                                     £ 495.00

5                                     £ 440.00

6                                     £ 385.00

Or for the half-day course without the practical examination.

Number of delegates    Price per delegate (excl. VAT)

1                                    £ P.O.A.

2                                    £ 275.00

3                                    £ 220.00

4                                    £ 175.00

5                                    £ 155.00

6                                    £ 135.00

 

3) 'Timber & Builders Merchants: Meeting your customers needs when supplying timber fire doors and associated hardware'

Room requirements:

Private meeting room for use as a classroom. Suitable to show a power-point slide demonstration, study and discuss paper documents, hand samples and undertake a half hour written examination. The same room would be used for the practical examination where delegates can demonstrate competence in advising a would-be client about the products required for installation of the fire door. Six delegates is the maximum for this course. This is to maintain quality of education delivery for the benefit of all stakeholders.

 

Number of delegates   Price per delegate (excl. VAT)

1                                     £ 550.00

2                                     £ 440.00

3                                     £ 330.00

4                                     £ 275.00

5                                     £ 245.00

6                                     £ 220.00