Understanding Fire Stopping

Duration: 1 day(s)


The aim of this course is to 'up-skill' those working within the fabric of the building to ensure compartmentation and structural fire safety is not compromised during and after works have been carried out. This is a modular course to our Passive Fire Protection Foundation programme but can be completed alone. 

Learning objectives

  • outline the considerations in relation to the installation of penetration sealing systems.
  • list the types of penetration, and areas of application of fire stopping.
  • identify the aspects that will affect the performance of the fire stopping.
  • list three elements of the maintenance of fire stopping systems.
  • understand the complexities pertaining to voids in historical buildings.
  • explain the difference between cavity barriers, fire curtains, and smoke barriers.


  • Fire Protection Association (FPA) Certificate
  • 4 Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM) CPD hours

Course code: C17d

Price: £245 +VAT, FPA members receive a 10% discount 

In-company: Please contact us directly for available dates. Email: training@thefpa.co.uk or Tel: 01608 812530

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Understanding Fire Stopping

It is strongly recommended that you have previously completed our 1 day Passive Fire Protection Foundation course or equivalent before completing this module. 

This module will benefit contractors involved in the installation of passive fire protection as well as improve the knowledge base of those involved in the design, supply, inspection and maintenance of passive fire protection.

  • batts / boards 
  • mortars 
  • multiple vertical penetrations 
  • preformed elsastomeric seals 
  • multiple horizontal penetrations ]pipe collars / wraps 
  • practical exercise
  • cavity barriers - mineral wool, rigid board, stone wool 

Course details

Date Location Available
20200903 03/09/2020 - 03/09/2020 Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos Course full £ 245.00
20200930 30/09/2020 - 30/09/2020 Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos 8 £ 245.00
20201125 25/11/2020 - 25/11/2020 Moreton-in-Marsh, Glos 7 £ 245.00

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