Feb 2019 – RES team attend Fire Doors Explained Course

Engineers from our passive fire protection team, Ben, Rory and Mark recently undertook the Fire Doors Explained training course with BM TRADA at the Warrington Fire Test Laboratory.

The CPD (Continuing Professional Development ) certified course includes a live fire test demonstration and is designed to present an overview of fire door design, manufacture, testing, installation and certification.

Effective fire-resisting doors are vital to ensure occupants are able to evacuate to a safe place.
Correctly specified and installed doors will hold back fire and smoke, preventing escape routes becoming unusable as well as preventing the spread of fire.

During the day the team covered Current Fire Safety Legislation, Compartmentation,HM Gov Building Regulations, Anatomy of Fire Resistant Doorsets, Fire testing, Test reports, and the Role of Assessments, Installation of Fire Doors, Third party Certification, and a live one-hour fire resistance test in a full-scale 3m x 3m vertical fire test furnace.

The knowledge the course gave me was invaluable when it comes to site surveys!

Mark O’Halloran – RES Fire Risk Assessor

From Left to right, Ben – Our new Fire Door Carpenter, Rory – currently training as a multi-skilled engineer to cover Fire Stopping, Fire Doors and Fire Alarm Installations, Mark – Currently undertaking our Fire Risk Assessments.