First FDIS Certificated Inspector signals beginning of vital help for meeting RRO requirements
Published by Liz Male for Fire Door Inspection Scheme in Housing
Clive Reilly, Compliance Manager at Checkmate Fire Solutions has become the first person to meet the stringent requirements of the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) and become a Certificated Inspector.
To achieve his new status Clive initially passed the Diploma in Fire Doors. He then completed the online Transition Module, which provides in-depth information on a range of topics and helped to prepare him to undergo an independent assessment to determine whether his knowledge and expertise was sufficient to enable him to provide a professional service to his clients and be entitled to use the designation CertFDI.
Phil Sargent, Installer Company Scheme Operations Manager at independent assessors Exova Warringtonfire undertook Clive’s assessment which took place at a Yorkshire health centre. He comments:
“I observed Clive checking fire door doorsets and grilled him thoroughly with more than 130 questions about what he was doing and why. He proved to have excellent, practical knowledge and answered over 97% of my questions correctly.”
Whilst Clive is pleased to have proved his competence, he expects this qualification to result in more business for Checkmate.
He says: “Fire doors are an increasingly important part of our business and there’s a distinct lack of knowledge and expertise out there. I anticipate that building owners and other responsible people will increasingly demand that recognised qualifications are a pre-requisite for commissioning people to help them with their RRO responsibilities and that the FDIS Certificated Inspector will become the de facto standard in this area.”
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