The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has recently launched in partnership with the NPTC Group of Colleges, a new qualification specifically focussing on the correct installation of fire doors in the UK.
The course deals with the necessary capabilities to enable effective fire door installation and maintenance. Course component elements will include:-
- Fire door installation
- Frames and linings
- Ironmongery and seals
- Apertures and glass
- The effects of use on the performance of fire doors.
The course has already been successfully piloted at NPTC Group of Colleges in Wales, says the report which quotes the CEO of the BWF Iain McIlwee as saying
“There are many critical elements to get right in the construction of fire doors, and a host of regulations governing their manufacture, installation and maintenance. But a single mistake in specification,
Once achieved, the unit can be displayed on the reverse of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card, which is used to demonstrate that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.
Courses are now running regularly, discounts are available and can be additionally subsidised to SBCSG members, please get in touch for more information.