COVID-19 Statement

We are pleased to let you know that the Fire Protection Association remains open for business at this time. Our operational practices have been fully risk assessed and adapted to provide a COVID secure workplace, continuing to prioritise the health, safety and wellbeing of all FPA staff and customers. The FPA stringently follows the government advice and guidance, in line with the HSE’s COVID-19 regulations for businesses.

We have adapted our office space to COVID secure protocols, including a one way system, frequent hand sanitiser stations, maximum room occupancy and daily temperature checks. 

Training: classroom and web based training courses are taking place with lower class sizes to enable social distancing, regular cleaning of common touch points and non contact catering provisions at our venues.

Consultants: personal protective equipment is provided for our fire risk consultants, and we remain vigilant regarding monitoring of temperatures and limiting face to face activities where possible.

Fire testing laboratory: COVID secure safe working practices at our laboratory and test facilities have allowed us to continue to offer sprinkler head and pipe testing, BS 8414 testing and bespoke trials work.

Membership and publications: we continue to prioritise our members and process all shop orders; however postal services are subject to short delays out of our control. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Whilst our offices remain open, we ask that you only visit the site if you have arranged an appointment with a member of staff, or have booking confirmation for one of our training courses. Those who have arranged to visit the premises will be sent our guidance and procedures for social distancing and safe working.

Anyone who attends the site must adhere to the following guidelines: 

  • all staff, contractors and visitors attending our offices or our laboratory in Blockley will be asked to take an antigen SARS COVID-19 rapid qualitative test supplied by the FPA
  • all staff, contractors and visitors will be expected to wear a face mask/covering when entering into or walking around the college buildings, which can be removed when seated in the training classroom if you wish
  • please do not attend the premises if you are feeling unwell in any way - please follow the government advice on self isolation 
  • maintain high levels of hygiene as advised - washing hands regularly for 20 seconds, using tissues to catch coughs and sneezes and regularly using hand sanitising hand gels
  • maintain social distancing (2m separation) and follow any additional guidance given



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