The Composite Fire Door Module

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The Composite Fire Door Module

Aim: to enable delegates to familiarise themselves with the more popular products and systems used in fire rated composite doorset systems and be aware of the ‘do’s and don’ts’ for installing such products, providing an overall understanding of why it is important that they are installed to specification.

Delivery: The sessions will be delivered using mainly PowerPoint presentations and group discussion. Photographs and samples are used to emphasize certain aspects of the course.

Award: Each candidate will receive a certificate if a successful understanding has been gained.


Course details

The following session, known as a ‘Product Module’ relates to a specific product to be used for fire protection. The presentation looks generically at the types of protection and the method of installation for the protection system. This product module looks specifically at ‘Fire Rated Composite Doorsets’.

The composite doorset module provides an introduction to the fire rated composite doors used in some buildings and their installation requirements. The module also looks at how the correct installation of the doorset is important to prevent fire spread through a building. The module is run at a general level and assumes some knowledge of fire doors and the building regulations.

The first part of the fire rated composite doorset module provides an introduction as to why doorsets are required, the definition of a doorset and the requirements of the building regulations. This section is followed by details of how the fire rated composite doorsets are tested.

The next section examines the variation of door types available, examines the supporting construction as part of the doorset system, the doorframe installation – not forgetting the wall to frame gap, hanging of doors and doorset configuration.

The following sections look at the door hardware that may be incorporated on the doorset, the intumescent and smoke seals essential to the doors performance, the vision panel including overpanels and sidepanels.

The final part deals with the important issue of maintenance for doorsets.
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Independent Fire Inspections Ltd was formed in May 2015 by Managing Director Ben Freeman. The company was formed to fill the gap in the industry in relation to particularly passive fire protection inspections and training, taking into account current Regulations, Approved Documents and Standards.
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