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ASFP updates online passive fire protection training

22 November 2022

THE ASSOCIATION for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has updated its general online Introduction to Passive Fire Protection course, which provides a basic overview of passive fire protection and its role in the overall fire strategy of a building.

In addition, a new version of the online Introduction to Passive Fire Protection (Installation) course has been developed with new content specifically designed to cover the particular needs of passive fire installers.

Delivered in eight learning modules, the new improved online Introduction to Passive Fire Protection course covers key elements of design, installation and inspection. It’s intended to provide a first step for those considering a career in the passive fire protection industry.

The learning modules covered are as follows:

*Putting passive fire protection in context

*The basics of structural fire protection

*Introduction to fire-resisting walls and floors

*Introduction to cavity barriers

*Introduction to fire-resisting doors and glazing

*Introduction to fire-resisting ductwork and dampers

*Introduction to firestopping

*Introduction to fire testing and certification

Instruction on particular features

The online Introduction to Passive Fire Protection (Installation) course has taken the content from the general introduction course, which has been specifically tailored for those who undertake installation activities. It contextualises the information in the generic introduction course and provides instruction on particular features and concerns to consider during the installation of passive fire protection systems.

The courses use images, animations, audio and video to enhance the learning experience and introduce the key features of each type of passive fire protection systems. Each version of the course takes around three hours to complete, but can be undertaken at a time to suit, with learners stopping and starting as necessary.

Successful completion will provide learners with a sense of what good fire protection in buildings looks like. This will allow them to better understand the role of the various fire safety measures in the built environment, and in particular passive fire protection.

Developed in partnership

ASFP training manager Chris Sharman told Fire Safety Matters: “The ASFP is pleased to offer the new and improved Introduction to Passive Fire Protection course, which has been developed in partnership with Milford and Marah, itself an experienced training consultancy. This partnership has enabled us to create a new industry-leading course which offers an enhanced learning experience, delivering expert knowledge in a clear, concise and engaging format.”

Sharman concluded: “The improved modular format will also enable us to tailor the course to particular industry sectors, as exemplified by our new version targeted directly at installers.”

*Further information is available online at www.asfp.org.uk