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What Fire Stopping Qualifications Are Required for Conducting Inspections?

Safeguarding your building is one of the most important aspects of any business. In fact, regular fire assessments are a legal requirement.

On average, 22,000 workplace fires break out in the UK every year. While the majority are caused by the misuse of certain appliances, a large proportion are due to faulty equipment and buildings.

What Fire Stopping Qualifications Are Required for Conducting Inspections?

Before becoming an inspector, there are a few other steps to achieve, such as fire safety training. Not all of these are mandatory, but we certainly recommend them to provide a premium service.

1. Fire Safety Training

It may help to understand the aspects of fire in general and the types of stopping systems before becoming certified.

While a fire stopping inspection focuses on a building’s infrastructure conforming to regulations, fire safety training covers the behaviour and implications of fire. For example:

  • What are the common triggers
  • How does it spread
  • What are the risks
  • How to use fire extinguishers
  • What to do in the event of a fire
  • And the importance of fire stopping systems

 

2. Knowledge of Building and Fire Safety Regulations

You must familiarise yourself with the relevant building regulations to ensure your premises complies with building and fire safety standards. This will equip you with the knowledge of fire stopping materials, installation methods and inspection procedures.

Such regulations include:

  • Fire Safety Order 2005
  • Fire Safety Regulations 2022
  • Building Regulations 2010
  • Building Safety Act 2022
  • Approved Document B

 

3. Fire Stopping Qualification

Once you have completed beginner fire safety training and are aware of the regulations, you are ready to take a fire stopping qualification. Your course will cover:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Building construction and materials
  • Risk assessment and inspection
  • Emergency response procedures
  • Fire stopping methods
  • Installation
  • Maintenance, servicing and repair
  • Reporting

 

A course typically takes three months to complete, but ultimately depends on the course you choose.

Book Your Fire Stopping Inspection with Adaston

All Adaston surveyors and operatives are fully qualified in all areas of our service, including internal and external PFP and fire doors. Therefore, we offer expertise on any client requirement or request.

Our services include surveys, consultancy, installation and remediation across all types and sizes of buildings. Enquire now to learn more about our fire stopping qualifications or to book an inspection.

Written by

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Nic is the Key Client Manager at Adaston with a degree from the prestigious Durham University. With a background in management in the service industry, he now ensures all our passive fire protection services run smoothly. When he’s not at work, you’ll find him pursuing his favourite activities of hill walking, a game of golf, or enjoying a nice cold pint.

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