Our fire-stopping training expert Dave Steel, trains hundreds of delegates each year in the practical and theoretical elements of passive fire stopping.
Trainees come from a variety of roles and backgrounds as there are many types of contractors who are responsible for elements of passive fire stopping including specialist passive fire protection contractors, and those who may need to carry out work retrospectively in an area that has already been compartmentalised and needs to be resealed such as mechanical and electrical engineers.
Having the capability to assess and install the correct passive fire stopping products using the correct methods is an essential skill for everybody on a construction site.
Most of the training takes place at the PAL Centre of Excellence in Tring, Hertfordshire, however, we do sometimes send Dave out on the road if there are enough people in an organisation that need training in one go.
We’ve compiled a few of Dave’s top tips for passive fire stopping, to help give you an understanding of what it is, and what’s involved to help inform your decision about whether you would benefit from our passive fire stopping training course.
Passive fire stopping is a collection of crucial practices that aims to compartmentalise buildings so that there is minimised spread in the event of a fire. Successful passive fire stopping slows the spread of fire, buying the people in it more time to evacuate to safety, and the fire services more time to respond and put it out to avoid further damage.
Passive fire protection safeguards lives and assets and is a crucial component of any fire strategy.
A good passive fire protection system safeguards buildings, their contents, and the people in them in several ways.
Our passive fire stopping training is offered in partnership with Nullifire, so our demonstrations are specific to the Nullifire brand of products. Here is just a taster for the practical skills and understanding you will gain on our practical fire stopping course.
There is plenty more to know about passive fire stopping and our intense one-day training course approved by provides you with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to successfully identify and install safe and compliant passive-fire protection solutions on site.
Find out more about the training course and book a place: here.