TRAINING COURSE: PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION OVERVIEW
WHO IS THIS FOR?
The training course would be of interest to anyone involved in the construction industry and of particular use to those involved in the specification and installation, maintenance and inspection of passive fire protection including but not limited to: Risk Assessors, Fire Officers, Architects, Designers, Building Control, Contractors, Site Managers/Supervisors and Specialist Installers.
WHAT WILL YOU TAKE AWAY?
None. You do not require any previous qualifications or experience relating to Fire Doors in order to take this course. Students of all ages and academic background can enrol on this course.
There will be a short assessment to complete at the end of the course. This will be solely based upon the content delivered through-out the day.
You will not be expected to bring any tools, or written material to the training venue. All stationery and course material will be provided by your tutor.
Help and support from your tutor will be available throughout the day to answer questions on the course subject, along with any follow-up questions.
Food & Refreshments
Hot beverages (coffee and tea) and snacks will be available during the day and a light lunch will also be provided for all course delegates.
Colin Keeley, BSc (Hons), CIEH
Colin is a Senior Fire Engineer and Training Manager at IFC, heading teams of site inspectors in site investigation projects and also providing passive fire protection training for companies and individuals involved in such work.
Colin joined the company in 2014, following nearly 20 years at Exova Warrington Fire, as well as a further four years prior to that in a fire testing laboratory and 6 years in the plasterboard industry.
Suitability to the Role
Colin has for many years undertaken inspection and investigation with respect to new and existing passive fire protection installations such as compartmentation, fire doors, penetration seals, structural steel protection, glazed screens, etc.
As part of a typical inspection contract, Colin understands construction drawings; has an awareness of health & safety in buildings and on construction sites; is able to organize and manage time during the inspection and is capable of the preparation of detailed reports – some of which have been prepared as expert witness reports for court cases.
Relevance of Experience
Colin started in the fire industry undertaking laboratory testing in 1987. Soon after, Colin was the Fire Test Manager at the R & D laboratory of Lafarge Plasterboard Ltd for 6 years, which also included site investigation work. Much laboratory knowledge, report and assessment writing was gained under Warrington Fire. A shift to the Certification division initially involved product and installer certification, leading to site inspection and training.
Colin has been involved with the inspection of many different types of buildings, as well as presenting the passive fire training to many different people and companies. Inspection work has been undertaken for major clients such as DCLG, BAA, Dubai Civil Defence, BNFL, NHS, Sainsbury’s, Canary Wharf and many others.