Terms of Use

FDIS Website Terms & Conditions

The Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) is the first such scheme in Europe, designed to transform people’s knowledge and understanding about the critical purpose and function of fire doors. Its ultimate purpose is to help improve safety and save lives through creating a new pool of expertise and competence to help those with legal responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order. It provides a vital new resource to help the ‘Responsible Person’ complete fire risk assessments for the premises they manage. It also raises awareness of defective fire doors and the potentially tragic consequences of leaving these unchecked.

The FDIS is delivered by the BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme and the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI). It provides an online learning centre leading to a Diploma in Fire Doors, and a route to become an accredited fire door inspector. Professionals involved in fire doors, facilities management, building maintenance and other aspects of health and safety will all benefit from the scheme’s education and qualifications support, and will have their competence independently verified.

The Scheme uses its website and database as a primary form of communication and in order to maintain its serious, independent and credible position the professional members of the Scheme, either students of the Diploma or Inspectors, have a duty to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions set out herein.

The content of this site and content of sites linked to and from this site are provided 'as is' and ‘as available’, without warranties of any kind.

FDIS does not accept any liability arising from any inaccuracy or omission in the information or interruption in availability. You are advised to verify the accuracy of any information before relying on it.

FDIS does not warrant that the materials will be error free, nor free of viruses, defamatory, offensive, or other harmful matter. You assume the entire cost of any necessary service, repair, or correction.
The information on this website does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of FDIS. Neither should any suggestions or advice contained on this website be relied upon in place of professional advice. You are responsible for checking the accuracy of relevant facts, instructions, suggestions and/or opinions given on this website before entering into any commitment based upon them. The materials that can be accessed from linked sites are not maintained by FDIS and we are not responsible for the contents thereof.

Any reference to a linked site or third party by name does not constitute or imply its endorsement by us, and you assume all risk with respect to its use.

Under no circumstances shall FDIS, its affiliates, agents and suppliers be liable for any damages arising out of the use or inability to use the materials in this site or any linked site, even if we are advised of the possibility thereof, nor for any claim by a third party. However, nothing in these Terms of Use shall restrict or exclude any liability that we have to any party which cannot be excluded by law.

You agree to use this site for lawful purposes only and not in any way that might infringe third party rights or that might bring FDIS into disrepute or ridicule.

You shall not use the website to disseminate any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation or to disseminate any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, damage, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment. You may not use the contact information provided on this site about FDIS staff, candidates or certificated inspectors for your own marketing purposes.

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold FDIS and our affiliates harmless from any claims, losses, damages and expenses arising from your use of the site.

FDIS reserves the right to vary these Terms of Use from time to time. Such variations become effective immediately upon the posting of the varied Terms of Use on the website. By continuing to use the website you will be deemed to accept such variations.

Copyright and Trademarks

The copyright and all other rights in the material on this website are owned by us or are included with the permission of the owner of the rights.

As a visitor to this website, you may download a single copy of the material on this website on a single computer for your own private viewing/listening purposes only. Single copies of pages from this website may be printed out for the sole purposes of enabling the person printing the page to retain a copy for their own personal records. Other than information provided in the Downloads area of this website, no copying or distribution of material on this website for any commercial or business use is permitted without our prior written consent.

No photography, filming, broadcast, alteration or modification of the pages of this website is permitted without our prior written consent except as may be reasonably necessary to use the website. Subject to this paragraph, all rights in material on this website are reserved to FDIS.

Use of any software available for downloading from the site is governed by the terms of the license agreement accompanying the software.

All trademarks, service marks, and trade names in this site are the marks of the respective owner(s), and any unauthorised use is prohibited.

FDIS hyperlink policy

Linking to our website
We welcome links to the Homepage of our website and deep links to any other page on the site.
You may only display the contents of our website (or any page from it) where such screenshots or other visuals have been specifically provided by us, or following written permission from the FDIS.

Linking to third party websites
External hyperlink approval should be sought from our General Manager (info@fdis.co.uk) for acceptance and assessment. All links will open up into a separate window and not within the frameset of the FDIS site. This is to prevent any inference that FDIS approves or has any business or ownership rights relating to the third party site.

Logo links
On some occasions a logo hyperlink will be accepted, again this will need to be approved by our General Manager (info@fdis.co.uk) . If the logo is used on the site, written permission must be sought from the third party. This will protect FDIS in terms of breach of copyright preventing any ambiguity between both parties. A written copy of express permission logo usage approval (letter or email accepted), detailing the usage rights of their logo, must be forwarded on to the General Manager for reference purposes.

Denied links
No links will be given to sites that include or promote the following:

FDIS will portray a neutral stance on any views; hence no form of political alliance will be portrayed on any of the sites under its control. The information collected will be used for reference and FDIS web communication only. The data will not be submitted for marketing campaigns and distributed outside of FDIS.

Hyperlink disclaimer notice

FDIS

The FDIS was set up by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) and the BWF CERTIFIRE Group of the British Woodworking Federation Ltd. FDIS Limited is registered in England and Wales under number 7997490.

Contracts formed between FDIS and you as a result of using this site shall be governed in all respects by English law and you hereby submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.