IFSM Accredited Understanding Fire Doors and Carrying Out Inspections (Scotland)

Course Overview

Understanding the requirements and carrying out inspections of fire doors in residential buildings

Note: this course has been developed specifically for the social housing sector and is only available to those employees who work within ‘not for profit’ social housing providers in Scotland.

Our one day course combines all of the latest legislation and government guidance, together with the underpinning knowledge and crucially, an inspection methodology to provide landlords within the skillsets (in-house) to undertake the correct level of inspections in accordance with their legal requirements and associated responsibilities to the life safety of tenants and residents. You can download the course flyer here.

What’s Covered?

This one day course is split in to six ‘bite-size’ modules which will provide delegates with the theory behind the requirements (multi-choice assessment at the end of the course to confirm learning) as well as a practical assessment to ensure that delegates can put into practice what they have learned.

  • Introduction – why fire doors need inspection and what does legislation and guidance say we must do?
  • Fire dynamics
  • An overview of the role of a fire door in passive compartmentation
  • Fire door specifications
  • Individual components of a fire door
  • Risk assessment & inspection.

The course rounds off with delegates undertaking a practical inspection of a fire door.

Learning Outcomes

Delegates will understand the legislative requirements and associated guidance relating to fire resisting doors as well as being able to determine individual requirements for doors and doorsets and associated ironmongery.

Following successful completion of this course and the required assessments, delegates will not only have the underpinning knowledge and practical skills but will also have the confidence to carry out the necessary inspections and determine the proportionate outcome for each fire door.




This course can be delivered in the following ways: