Fire Door Inspection

Fire Door Inspection
Fire doors are a critical components of a buildings passive fire safety system. They play a key role in preventing the development and spread of fire allowing occupants to escape to a place of safety. The core purpose of the course is to provide those involved in the installation, maintenance, testing of fire doors the practical skills and underpinning knowledge required to ensure fire doors within their premises are properly installed and effectively maintained so that they remain fit for purpose.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

1 Day


School of Engineering

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Dependent on applicant

Entry Requirements:


Course USP's

  • Building Control Inspectors
  • Facilities Management
  • Fire Risk Assessors
  • Health and Safety Managers
  • Fire Safety Managers
  • Housing Managers

Course Content

Course Outline:
Module 1: Introduction to Fire Doors

Module 2: Timber Fire Doors

Module 3: Fire Resisting Glazing

Module 4: Door Ironmongery

Module 5: Door Seals

Module 6: Metal Fire Doors

Module 7: Inspection and Maintenance

Fire Door Inspection Course Proposal

Session 1 – Introduction to Fire Doors

Door terminology
Building regulations
Testing and certification
Third part certification schemes
Door certificates
Door components
Door installation
Essential door maintenance

Session 2 Timber Fire Doors and Frames

Overview of products available
Integrity and timber fire door sets/assemblies
Timber door installations
Altering timber doors
Painting doors
Identification and inspection

Session 3 Glazing

Products available
The impact of glazing on door performance
Identification and inspection
Remedial work
Glazing seals
Glazing rebates
Location of the glazed opening
Glazing timber density

Session 4 Door Ironmongery

Essential fire door hardware
Hinges and pivots their function and maintenance
Door closers
Latches and locks
Inspection of hardware
Critical issues in relation to hardware
Operating furniture
Ancillary ironmongery
Ironmongery and signage fitted on escape doors

Session 5 Door Seals

The function of the sealing system
Impact on door integrity
Identification of seals
Installation of seals
Remedial work

Session 6 Metal Fire Doors

Products available
Installation and maintenance

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Assessment: 1 Hour written assessment

Academic Expertise

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Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

COST: £400 for individual bookings. Discounts for volume company bookings.

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Apply for this course via our Online Shop.

Course contact:

Simon Cable 
UCLan Fire

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