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NAPFIS Passive Fire Installer

One Day Training Course


The main goal of the Passive Fire course is geared towards equipping you, the trades-person, with new skills and knowledge. The aim of this knowledge is to make you more employable and aiding you in branching out into an area which you now need to consider, complying with new the Fire regulations which came into force in October 2006.

Our aims and objectives when planning the course were clear and include varied teaching methods, good resources, attention to students differing learning styles and knowledgeable staff.  We endeavour to aid the learning of all who attend our training centre, helping them to achieve their goals and make the most of what the course has to offer. We hope you enjoy your learning and pass this enjoyment onto others.

Passive Fire Training Course Specifications

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which became law in October 2006, requires organisations that employ five or more people to carry out a Fire Risk Safety Assessment to protect the structure of the building and all those who work within it. This means that from October 2006 tradespersons and others related to the Construction Industry will need to have wider knowledge concerning fire safety aspects of their work. Whether working on a new build or existing premises, understanding the issues of Passive Fire systems will become paramount.

The Passive Fire Training Course is the first dedicated Course in the UK, to equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary for you to acquire the knowledge in passive Fire.

Gaining knowledge in passive fire is about competence based education and training. It is not about writing lengthy essays as some of you might have experienced at school; it is more about showing, by producing evidence, that you are competent in performing certain tasks as laid down by the accrediting body. At our training Course we will make you familiar with the system and the language used in order to alleviate any barriers to your success.

By the time you leave our training Course you will have enjoyed learning how the installation of Passive Fire systems fit in with, not only your trade, but most trades in the Construction Industry. It is important that you have a working knowledge and overview of Passive Fire Installation in its entirety as only then can it be ensured that the installation has been successfully carried out to its optimum effect. This is crucial because we are dealing with ensuring that lives will not be put at risk in the event of fire. Our simulated workshop environment will allow you to apply the theory you have learned in a practical work environment, giving you the chance to try things out in the safety of our training workshop rather than making mistakes which could prove fatal in the real world.

We will offer you, lively debate, discussion, interpretation of the occupational standards, camaraderie, meaningful learning, and the knowledge that you have added to your repertoire something which will make you even more sought after and employable as a tradesperson. The teaching staff will take into account the different ways in which you learn in order that you may gain the greatest benefit. We are committed to you leaving our training Course feeling happy with the content of the course and the way in which it was delivered, and knowing that you can now move on and form a plan to carry out the tasks.

The course will involve you finding out what aspects of Passive Fire apply to your trade; for example, an electrician will have to know about installing fire stopping appropriate to ceiling, floor and wall installations; a carpenter will have to know how to hang a door complete with intumescent/smoke seals and fire card to hinges and locks in order to meet current specifications; and a painter and decorator will need to know how to prepare different types of wood and apply intumescent coatings. Fire stopping is about the containment of fire in as small an area as possible so that people can evacuate the building in safety and so that the Fire Service can efficiently and safely put an end to the fire. You will also learn how to enhance your communication skills.

Overview of Passive Fire Course Content

The course will consist of an 8 hour teaching day which is designed to give you inroads into learning all about passive fire. The course content will consist of:–

  • Induction and Orientation
  • Legislation and the Risk Assessment
  • Health & Safety with specific regard to Fire
  • Demonstrations (live and via DVD video)
  • The theory of passive fire prevention
  • Passive Fire and your understanding of the real responsibilities in relation to installation
  • Opportunities to embed the theory through practical experience in our training day workshop
  • Opportunities to gain skills and knowledge of other construction trades in relation to Passive Fire

Training Day Workshop Code of Practise

Please follow these simple rules:–

  • Suitable safety footwear must be worn at all times
  • Appropriate clothing/equipment to be worn correctly at all times
  • Eye protection must be worn at all times when using power tools
  • No food or drinks to be consumed in the workshop, training room, or corridors at any time
  • Use of mobile phones is permitted, but we do ask that they are left on silent or discreet modes
  • Report all accidents (however minor) and seek first aid if necessary
  • Report all defective tools, equipment, and machinery to a member of staff
  • Candidates must act responsibly in the workshop at all times

The completion and signing of the enrolment form constitutes acceptance of the workshop code of practice.

Equal Opportunities Policy

The Passive Fire Training Course policy is one in which there is equal opportunity in all aspects of training, education and employment, for all persons with regard to age, culture, race, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, disability or political persuasion. In all dealings with others, every person has to be seen to be treated and recognised on their individual merits without prejudice. We are fully committed to the active promotion of equal opportunity in the provision of all our services.

We undertake to ensure all our staffs are trained to be aware of their responsibilities in this area and that no individual or groups of individuals are ever discriminated against, as this is unlawful. We will actively promote our equal opportunities policy.

We seek to create an atmosphere in which no student suffers unfair discrimination. Every student will be allowed the opportunity to participate in all activities. All students will from the first day be made aware of the equal opportunities policy and the channels to follow for complaint.

The Passive Fire Training Course will ensure that personnel policies and practice comply with the principle of equal opportunities. All marketing will encourage all individuals to apply regardless of age, culture, race, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.

This policy will be supported and implemented by all staff and directors of the company.

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