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Fire safety is an important aspect in the management of buildings and passive fire protection (PFP) is a key component of any fire safety strategy.
PFP is built into the structure of buildings to ensure they do not collapse and to prevent the spread of smoke and fire, allowing time for occupants to escape. PFP includes fire doors, walls, protection to the structural frame and fire-stopping.
The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) offers a range of training courses and guidance documents to assist specifiers, building owners and installers.
The ASFP Online Introduction to Passive Fire Protection provides a basic introduction to PFP and its role in the overall fire strategy of a building. The course consists of video modules covering key elements of design, installation and inspection. It offers an excellent insight into the vital role of PFP systems.
The ASFP Foundation Courses in Passive Fire Protection offer modules in fire science and different forms of passive fire protection, leading towards Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications provided by the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and recognised by regulators Ofqual and CCEA. Learners who obtain the IFE Level 3 Certificate are eligible to apply to join the IFE at Technician level enabling them to gain professional recognition and use the post nominal TIFireE.