FDIS is Europe’s first fire door inspection scheme. It was launched as a joint venture by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) in 2012.
The Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) provides any individual with the opportunity to learn more about fire door safety. The FDIS Diploma is a series of online education modules designed to broaden knowledge of fire door requirements in commercial and residential buildings. You can study the modules in your own time and wherever is most convenient for you. You have up to 12 months from registration to complete your studies and take your exam.
The FDIS registration process is flexible, you can register yourself, or have a person register on your behalf, acting as a group administrator.
The FDIS training programme is particularly suited to:
• Facilities and
• Surveyors and building control officers
• Fire door manufacturers and installers
• Commercial and public building owners
• Fire safety and health and safety professionals
• Anyone who is responsible for fire safety in a building
The FDIS Diploma focuses on the following key areas:
Each module looks at the relevant regulations and standards that apply to fire door components and how certification is crucial to compliance.
The online modules consist of a multiple-choice self-test at the end of each module, so you can check your understanding and practice and revise before your FDIS Diploma test. Once you feel you are confident with the contents of the modules, you can book to sit the final exam. Simple online booking makes this easy to fit in with personal schedules and the exam, hosted by Pearson Vue, can be taken at a test centre near you. If you complete the exam successfully you will be told the result, there and then. Confirmation of your result will be displayed on your FDIS account within 24 hrs.
With an FDIS Diploma, you are well placed to improve the standards of fire doors at your workplace and the safety of the people who use the buildings. If you are involved in the sale of fire doors or their essential components, the Diploma will give you a greater understanding of the subject when talking to your clients.
Following the completion of your FDIS Diploma, you can choose to continue your professional development and continue your online learning by completing the Inspector Transition module and third-party onsite assessment, with the intention of becoming an approved FDIS Inspector.
The approved list of FDIS Inspectors is available on the FDIS website, so you can be confident that you always have access to an approved FDIS Inspector.