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Fire safety is one of the most important aspects of construction and maintenance. It’s in the headlines like never before, and the need for robust inspection across all property types requires trained, qualified and competent professionals.

The Level 3 Award in Fire Door Inspection is a formal qualification awarded by ABBE (the Awarding Body for the Built Environment). The one day classroom course provides instruction on the regulations and practical aspects of fire door inspection. On completion of this you are then required to complete a workbook and compile a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates your knowledge and understanding of this subject. This is likely to take a number of days.

This comprehensive one-day training course will run in small-sized classes and includes a short exam. It will equip you with all the information and knowledge needed to start building your own personal portfolio of evidence to achieve the Level 3 Award.

Learning outcomes

After successfully completing this course, you’ll have:

  • A thorough understanding of the standards applying to fire doors
  • Knowledge of the different types of fire doors
  • An appreciation of the importance of critical components such as door closers and hinges
  • A clear understanding of the inspection procedure and pass/fail criteria
  • A comprehensive understanding of the advice to give the building owner/client in case of inspection failure
  • Everything you need to start building your portfolio of evidence for assessment

At a Glance

1 day

Suitable for over 18s only.

Suitable for those who will undertake fire door inspections including Building Control Officers, Safety Inspectors, Insurers, Fire Risk Assessors, Fire Professionals and Facilities Managers.


You should have a basic knowledge of the importance of fire doors and be comfortable with inspection processes and procedures.

This is a comprehensive one-day classroom-based course.
  • The functions of fire doors
  • Standards
  • Fire safety duties of owners and occupiers
  • Fire tests
  • Evidence of performance
  • Timber fire doors, steel fire doors, glazed steel fire screens and roller shutter doors
  • Glazing, seals, structure and surrounding construction
  • Installation, repair, maintenance, inspection, pass/fail guidance

On completion of the course, you’ll take a short exam. You’ll then have up to six months to compile a portfolio of evidence required to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of fire door inspection.

This will include the submission of:
Detailed risk assessments showing how you will work safely in a variety of different building types

  • Examples of how you will engage with different client groups
  • Written answers to questions related to standards and inspection requirements of fire doors
  • Three examples of fire door inspections, with evidence that backs up your conclusions and recommendations.

Your portfolio of evidence will be submitted via our electronic system for review. Following a successful review, you’ll be awarded a Level 3 Award by ABBE, The Awarding Body for the Built Environment.

After completion

After successful completion of the Level 3 Award in Fire Door Inspection, you may choose to progress to our Level 4 Diploma in Fire Risk Assessment. We also provide many expert-led online training courses to refresh or add to your fire safety skills.

What’s included?

  • Comprehensive electronic course notes and materials
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout each day (in-person classroom only)
  • Small class size
  • Initial attempt at the exam
  • Registration and Assessor fee with ABBE
  • Access to our electronic system to submit your portfolio
  • CPD certificate of attendence
  • 8 hours CPD

Please Note: This course is for raising awareness only and does not lead to any third-party certification scheme.

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