Brian Sims

ASFP Online Introduction to Passive Fire Protection

Study Method

Study From Home

Course Provided By

Association For Specialist Fire Protection

CPD Hours Earned



Fire Safety

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Course Overview

This introductory E-learning course is delivered in 13 video modules, including:

Fire protection to the structural frame of a buildingFire resisting walls, floors and ceilingsFire stopping and penetration seals, cavity barriers and the building envelopeFire resistant ducts and dampersFire resistant doors, shutters and associated hardwareFire safety in buildingsHuman behaviour in fireFire testingContractor responsibilitiesThe role of active fire protectionLearners must pass an online multiple-choice test on completion of the course to receive confirmation of completion of 3 CPD hours.

Course Description

The ASFP Online Introduction to Passive Fire Protection provides a basic overview of passive fire protection covering key elements of design, installation and inspection. It is intended to provide a first step for those considering a career in the passive fire protection industry.

This e-learning course offers a basic introduction to passive fire protection and its role in the overall fire strategy of a building.

Successful completion of the online training course will provide learners with a sense of what good fire protection in buildings looks like. This will allow them to better understand the role of the various fire safety measures in the built environment, and in particular passive fire protection.

It does not qualify them to install passive fire protection products or systems.

Who is the course for?

  • Those considering a career in the passive fire protection industry
  • Those already engaged in one element of the passive industry who require a broader perspective on the wider aspects of passive fire protection
  • Those not directly involved but who interact with the passive industry and require a basic understanding of what is involved

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