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Fire Stopping and Compartmentation

  • Date(s)
    Monday, 10 February 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, D04 R3N2, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €345
    Non-Members: €400

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C1, C2



Compartmentation subdivides the building into areas of manageable risk, to provide adequate means of escape, and to provide fire separation for adjoining buildings.

The fire resistance of a fire compartment wall or floor is defined in time in minutes and requires fire integrity and fire insulation.

This course aims to provide an overview of fire stopping and compartmentation, what the regulations require and how to carry out an inspection.

Learning Objectives 

By the end of the course delegates will have a good understanding of:

  • Compartmentation and why it's used in a building, the different types of fire stopping systems available, how they work, and the criteria used to select a fire stopping product
  • The regulations related to compartmentation 
  • What to look for when undertaking an inspection of a completed installation 


This course will be delivered in the following two modules:

Module 1

  • The definition of fire stopping and compartmentation 
  • Building regulations  and Regulatory Reform Order
  • Evidence of fire performance 
  • The value of third-party approval
  • Fire stopping product selection criterion
  • Fire stopping products and systems. Generic types 

Module 2

  • Inspection of fire stopping 
  • Key points of inspection 
  • Case studies
  • Reference and background information

Who Should Attend? 

Those that are required to install, maintain and inspect fire stopping and compartmentation, Fire Safety Managers, Facilities Managers, Risk Managers, Surveyors and Health and Safety practitioners.

Exam Format 

1-hour multi choice exam

Trainer Profile 

Richard Colwell, Product Manager BRE Academy

Richard has recently returned to BRE after a 4 year absence and is the Product Manager (Fire) within the BRE Academy with responsibility for the academy’s fire related courses.

He has worked in the Fire industry all his life. His career started at the Fire Research Station in 1983 as an assistant scientific officer where he worked as part of a group looking at the fire performance of materials in fire. He specialised in large scale fire testing, and fire calorimetry and was involved in various projects including looking at the fire performance of external envelopes, the fire problems associated with cabling in hidden voids and upholstered furniture. He moved from research based work to commercial testing following privatisation and started and grew the cable testing activities within BRE Global before going on to lead the offsite building envelope testing teams.  He also spent time in international business development and head of the Assessment Services team.

In 2015 Richard left BRE to become Certification Manager at BASEC, a specialist cable approval body, before returning to BRE in December 2018 to take up his current position.


Make a Booking

10 February 2020


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