IFSM-accredited Fire Safety Basics for Housing Providers (webinar series)

We are delighted to present this series of fire safety related webinars which have been designed and developed specifically for those operating in the social housing sector.

Each webinar has been individually IFSM Accredited and awarded two CPD hours; however, if you complete the whole series (all four webinars) then you will receive ten CPD hours and IFSM accredited certification to recognise attendance at all four sessions.

All of the webinars are delivered ‘live’ by our knowledgeable and professional trainer and each one lasts approx. 2 – 2.5 hours, which includes time for Q&A.

Further information

Session one: Overview of Legislation, Fire Risk Assessment & General Fire Safety Awareness
  • Legislation Overview
    • Fire Safety Bill
    • HHSRS
  • Mitigating potential ignition
    • Cooking related​
    • Electrical​
    • Deliberate
  • Fire Risk Assessment
    • Types for Social Housing
Session two: What you need to know about fire safety equipment, including maintenance

This webinar will provide an introduction to fire safety equipment and will include:

  • Fire detection and alarm ​
  • Emergency lighting​
  • Smoke control​
  • Lightning protection
  • AWFSS (sprinkler/water mist)
  • Fire extinguishers​
  • Dry rising units​
  • Exit mechanisms
  • Signage
  • Maintenance of systems / compliance.
Session three: Fire Dynamics, Passive Compartmentation and the Importance of Fire Stopping

This webinar will provide an introduction to fire dynamics, passive compartmentation and fire stopping and will include:

  • Fire dynamics
    • Ignition
    • Spread
    • Pyrolysis
    • Compartmentation fire growth
  • Fire stopping
    • Correct use of materials
    • Expanding fire foam
  • Passive compartmentation
    • Limits of fire resistance
    • Resistance and reaction to fire
    • Fire ratings
    • Means of Escape
Session four: A Detailed Overview & Introduction to Fire Doors

This webinar will provide a detailed introduction and overview to fire doors and will include:

  • Legislation and standards
  • FSB implications to fire doors
  • Approved Doc B
  • (App C and BS 9991; Clause 24)
  • Door ratings
  • Provisions for fire doors
  • Door nomenclature
  • Differing types and associated hardware
  • Security by design
  • MHCLG consolidated advice
  • Further training – IFSM Accredited Course and aFDI (Res) & Register.
Meet the trainer: Tony Bolder

Tony Bolder


Fire Safety Consultant, FRA Assessor & Trainer

Our trainer, Tony, has over 27 years’ experience (operational and safety roles) within the Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) and over 30 in the fire sector. A real expert in his field, Tony is a UKAS third-party accredited life safety fire risk assessor listed on the FRACS register and the TFRAR list as well as a third-party accredited fire door inspector, through both FDIS and NAFDI. He is also proud to have been selected to serve as a co-opted member of the IFSM Council.

Passionate about education and exceptionally knowledgeable, Tony is a fantastic trainer, delivering courses in a personable style, sharing the many hands-on experiences that he has come across over the years, his courses are extremely popular.