Fire Damper Awareness Course
Our unique Fire and Smoke Damper Awareness Course is for managers and specifiers who are required to understand the need for fire and smoke damper testing and inspection. You will achieve a better knowledge of the legislation and compliance requirements in order to increase the safety of building users.
Fire Damper Awareness Course Overview
HX Training is very proud to offer the only City & Guilds Accredited fire and smoke damper testing course in the UK.
Our City and Guilds Accredited one-day Fire Damper Testing Training Course is aimed at staff that wish to carry out fire and smoke damper testing with inspection, but who require the knowledge and skills to do so safely and competently. Our Fire Damper Training Course will also give you the appropriate knowledge of statutory Regulations that is relating to the maintenance of ventilation systems.
The City and Guilds Accreditation is evidence that we are continually audited and reviewed externally for training quality standards. Our course conforms to the ACoP5 (41, 42, 43), and The Regulatory (Fire Safety) Order 2005, as well as technical guidance such as (BESA DW145, TR19, DW144, HSE’S HTM 05-02 (for healthcare premises), and BS EN 9999: 2017. We work exceptionally hard to maintain the highest standards of training for our candidates so you know that if you attend a HX Training course you can rely on the quality of the training.
Who is our Fire and Smoke Damper Awareness Course suitable for?
Our unique, City and Guilds Accredited, Fire and Smoke Damper Awareness Training Course is for managers and specifiers who are required to understand the need for fire and smoke damper testing and inspection. It is designed for a better understanding of the legislation and compliance requirements in order to increase the safety of building users.
Delegates are not required to have any prior understanding of the subject matter, although this would potentially be an advantage.
If you are currently or intend to carry out physical fire and smoke damper inspections, you must instead take our Practical Fire and Smoke Damper Testing Course (HXT-F01).
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Fire Damper Awareness Course Information
The need for competency of staff carrying out inspections and tests
Appropriate knowledge of statutory Regulations relating to the maintenance of ventilation systems and safe working practices:
- ACOP5 (41, 42 & 43) in relation to the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
UK Fire Safety Regulations:
- The Regulatory (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (for England and Wales)
- The Fire Safety Regulations (Scotland) 2006
- The Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010
Appropriate knowledge of industry standards, guidance and specifications in relation to ventilation system fire safety:
- BESA DW 145 Guide to Good Practice For the Installation of Fire and Smoke Dampers
- BESA TR19 Guide to Good Practice – Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems
- BESA DW144 Specification for Sheet Metal Ductwork
- BESA DW172 Specification for Kitchen Ventilation Systems
- Firecode – Fire Safety in the NHS HTM 05-02: Guidance in support of functional provisions for healthcare premises
- BS EN 9999 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings
Understand the principles of Fire & Smoke damper devices and associated fire compartment barrier requirements:
- Understand the basic principles of fire containment and building compartmentation for reducing fire spread
- Understand basic operating principles underpinning the release/activation of mechanical, electro-mechanical and passive fire damper systems
- Understand basic operating principles underpinning the release/activation of mechanical, electro-mechanical smoke damper systems
- Identify the potential fire safety hazards and adverse system performance in association with poor fire/smoke damper and ductwork cleanliness
Understand how to interpret report findings and drawings
This is the non-practical course for managers and specifiers who are required to understand the need for fire and smoke damper testing and inspection, as well as to better understand the legislation and compliance requirements.
At the end of the course, the delegate undertakes a multiple choice assessment consisting of around 20 questions. A 75% pass grade is required.
On successful completion, you will receive a City and Guilds Accredited Programme Certificate. This will need refreshing every 2 years.
A digital certificate will be made available for you to download normally within 48hrs of successfully completing this course.
Paper copies of certificates can be supplied subject to a small administration fee.