About the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS)

FDIS is Europe’s first fire door inspection scheme. It was launched in 2012 as a joint venture between the BWF-Certifire Scheme and the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI).

We aim to transform people's knowledge about how and why fire doors work and the potential dangers of getting it wrong.

>> Learn more about the FDIS Diploma in Fire Doors

>> Become an FDIS Certificated Inspector

>> Find an FDIS Certificated Inspector in your area


What does FDIS do?

FDIS seeks to:

Help improve safety and save lives through our online training programme and resources
Give expert advice to help property owners and building managers meet their fire door safety legal obligations
Provide a vital resource to help the ‘responsible person’ complete fire risk assessments for the premises they manage
Raise awareness of defective fire doors and the potentially tragic consequences of leaving these unchecked


How does FDIS do this?

FDIS provides:

A unique online learning centre leading to a Diploma in Fire Doors
A route for diploma holders to become Certificated Fire Door Inspectors through independent assessment by Exova Warringtonfire.
Access to local FDIS Certificated Fire Door Inspectors who can provide the most comprehensive and highest standard of inspection in the UK and Ireland. They can pin-point exactly where any upgrades or remedial works are required therefore avoiding excessive and unnecessary spending.


Who is FDIS for?

We provide training, support and guidance for anyone interested in fire door safety. This typically includes:

• Fire door manufacturers or component suppliers
• Fire risk assessors
• Fire safety advisors
• Contractors involved in the installation, maintenance, repair or checking of fire or escape doors
• Health and safety professionals
• Refurbishment or interior fit-out contractors
• Owners of non-domestic buildings (offices, schools, hospitals, hotels, sports or leisure centres, shops, warehouses, restaurants etc.)
• Facilities managers, estates managers or anyone involved in maintaining non-domestic buildings
• Building Control officers or other building inspectors
• Local authority social housing providers
• Any other type of social housing provider
• Locksmiths who work on fire or escape doors


What should you do next?

>> Learn more about the FDIS Diploma in Fire Doors

>> Become an FDIS Certificated Inspector

>> Find an FDIS Certificated Fire Door Inspector in your area