Poor fire door installation can mean that well-manufactured doors fail to provide the required performance in the event of a fire. The installation of a door-set is as much a part of the fire resistance test as the door-set itself. Alterations to the method of installation must be covered by a test report, an assessment report or an extended field of application report.

BRE and the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) have developed this comprehensive and practical one-day virtual classroom training course, that provides important details that must be addressed when installing and maintaining steel hinged fire doors.

Repair and maintenance of a life-safety device such as a fire door is imperative. On this expert-led virtual classroom course, you’ll learn how going maintenance is a vital preventive measure to ensure that the door-set operates correctly at all times.

After successfully completing this virtual classroom course, you’ll be able to

  • Understand the fundamentals of different types of available fire doors
  • Clearly identify the regulations and standards applying to fire doors
  • Understand the design and construction of steel fire doors
  • Recognise the performance characteristics of steel fire doors
  • Understand the importance and critical responsibility for correct installation
  • Understand the practical maintenance of steel fire doors
  • Appreciate the importance of key components such as door closers, locks and hinges

Please note the completion of a training course alone cannot be evidence of competency, and BRE can only confirm if an individual has attended training and the content of that course. However, completion of courses may be cited alongside other factors such as experience and observations. We regularly review and update our training courses to ensure they reflect the latest changes and updates in building regulations and best practices. Regular re-training supports learning and contributes to ongoing professional development.

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Classroom: 1 day/ 6 hours
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You’re expected to already have an understanding of, and be skilled in, the installation of fenestration products

This virtual classroom course is aimed at experienced individuals who are involved with installing and maintaining steel fire doors. You’re expected to already have an understanding of, and be skilled in, the installation of fenestration products, and now wish to gain additional knowledge relating specifically to fire/smoke resistant hinged steel doors. The course will also benefit those involved in ordering hinged steel fire doors, or involved in receiving and processing orders for hinged steel fire doors


This is a comprehensive one-day classroom course.

Modules include:

  • The fundamentals of fire doors.
  • Regulations, testing, and evidence of performance
  • The design and construction of steel fire doors
  • Performance characteristics of steel fire doors
  • Installation of steel fire doors
  • Maintenance and repair of steel fire doors


After successfully completing this virtual classroom course many learners progress to  our recognised qualification:  Level 3 Award in Fire Door Inspection. Alternatively, you can broaden your knowledge through our other fire safety training courses.

This training course is recognised by DHF and can be used as Continuous Professional Development (CPD) evidence when applying for a CSCS card* when using the DHF Partner Scheme.  Apply for a CSCS card

*Criteria and evidence vary depending on the card type applied for.  See website for details.

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

There are no current dates scheduled for this course. Register below and we'll let you know when there are.

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