The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched a new e-learning course designed to equip installers or new entrants to the sector with a basic knowledge of passive fire protection and its role in the overall fire strategy of a building.
Consisting of 13 short online videos, each of around 10-15 minutes in length, the ASFP Introduction to Passive Fire Protection is also ideal for all those involved in building maintenance or follow-on trades such as electricians or plumbers who may damage existing compartmentation and fire resisting walls in carrying out their work.
Providing a broad understanding of all types of passive fire protection systems, the learner will also gain an understanding of: Fire safety in buildings; Human behaviour in fire; Fire testing; Contractor responsibilities; and the role of active fire protection.
It provides a detailed introduction to all types of passive fire protection systems, including:
Fire protection to the structural frame of a building
Fire resisting walls, floors and ceilings
Fire stopping and penetration seals, cavity barriers and the building envelope
Fire resistant ducts and dampers
Fire resistant doors, shutters and associated hardware
Upon completion of the e-learning course delegates will receive a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificate for a total of three CPD hours.
To gain a more detailed understanding of passive fire protection and to obtain formal qualifications, the ASFP also offers class-room based Foundation Courses in Passive Fire Protection. Individuals who undertake the seven-day course can study towards an examination leading to a Level 3 qualification in Passive Fire Protection. Those undertaking the four-day course can study towards a Level 2 qualification.
The courses are suitable for all involved in the construction industry from installers and follow on trades, to designers and specifiers, contractors and specialist installers, as well as building owner occupiers, risk assessors and enforcement agencies.