Fire Rated Timber Door Sets

Course ref: 24287

Gain a critical understanding of the important issues that must be addressed when conducting installation, maintenance and inspections of Fire Rated Timber Doors.


 (plus VAT) per person

Who is this course for

The training course would be of interest to anyone involved in the construction industry and of particular use to those involved in the specification and installation, maintenance and inspection of Timber Fire Doors including but not limited to: Risk Assessors, Fire Officers, Architects, Designers, Building Control, Contractors, Site Managers/Supervisors and Specialist Installers.

What will you take away

  • In completing this online course you will gain a critical understanding of the important issues that must be addressed when conducting installation, maintenance and inspections of penetration sealing systems.
  • Knowledge of the different types of fire doors
  • An appreciation of the importance of critical components such as door closers and hinges
  • A clear understanding of the inspection procedure and pass/fail criteria

Please note that the maintenance of fire doors is covered under a separate training module. However, there is some overlap between the two modules.

Module 1: The KFSC Core Module (Passive Fire Protection)

The morning’s ‘discussion led’ Core Module is divided into three parts:

A: Introduction

Beginning with an introduction to Kiwa Fire Safety Compliance, the module examines the question of ‘Why are you here?’ and the reasons why the installation of fire systems should be undertaken correctly. We examine the consequences of when installation is not carried out competently and correctly; supplemented with real world examples of actual fire.

B: Regulation

We then review and discuss a range of relevant documentation that is available i.e the regulation guidance in the UK and the associated Approved Documents to the Building Regulations. This will cover the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRO) and the Risk Assessment process.

After looking at and considering the importance of third party certification for products and installers and CE marking, we introduce delegates to the premise of passive and active fire protection providing brief details about active fire protection and smoke control.

C: Fire & Fire Testing

The third session of the morning starts with asking ‘What is Fire?’ and explains some of the more important terminology and key causes of building fires. Fire tests are also examined with respect to large scale ‘Fire Resistance’ tests and ‘Reaction-to-Fire’ testing, ending with a final look at the European guidance and the European fire testing.

Module 2: The KFSC Penetration Sealing Systems Module

This comprehensive and practical module (delivered in the afternoon) provides the reasoning, knowledge and critical understanding of the important issues that must be addressed when conducting fire door installation and maintenance and inspections.

A: Introduction

The module begins with a comprehensive introduction to fire rated timber doorsets and looks to inform attendees about relevant regulations, (specifically the Building Regulations and Approved Document B, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order picking up on the specific items relating to fire doors). We then examine third party certification of door-sets and appropriate door marking/labelling before moving to cover the detail of the fire testing of fire doors, assessments and limiting the smoke spread through a fire door.

B: Main Session

The primary element of the course concentrates on the key aspects of the fire rated timber door-sets, initially with handling and storage; the supporting construction and then covering the specific details of the door-set installation. This will include: the door frame, the gap behind the frame, the door leaf and the designs available, doorset configuration and refurbishment of older doors.

The course moves on to look at the building hardware, intumescent and smoke seals, glazing in doors including side-panels and over-panels and is then completed with a reference to additional and useful sources of information.

None. You do not require any previous qualifications or experience relating to Fire Doors in order to take this course. Students of all ages and academic background can enrol on this course.

This course is CPD Accredited by the IFE. Any delegate attending the full day will receive a certificate for 7 CPD hours.

Booking for: Fire Rated Timber Door Sets
Course date: 27 June, 2023
Course Reference: 24287
Course location: Aylesbury, Holiday Inn