- On site, Workshop, Developing ideas, Planning, Creative/artistic, Problem solving
- Salary Range: £15,200 - £25,000
- Nation: England & Wales
Passive fire protection is a very specialised industry and operatives must be skilled and work through a specialist company, that is preferably part of a 3rd Party Certification Scheme.
A fire protection installer works on a construction site or in
domestic and commercial premises. The work involves installing, or
applying, different passive fire protection products and can be
Fire protection systems could include structural protection to
the frame of a building, fire stopping to the compartmentation of a
building and installation of fire resistant ducting. Other related
work also includes the construction of fire resistant walls and
ceiling linings and thermal and acoustic insulation.
Fire protection operatives often get the opportunity to travel
around and sometimes work overseas.
As a passive fire installer you'll need to be able to work at
heights and be happy to work both indoors and outdoors.
Passive fire installation can also be quite physical, so good
fitness is important. You will also need to be precise, accurate
and able to follow instructions from supervisors and managers.
As well as good numeracy skills and an eye for detail, you will
also need to be able to read plans, diagrams and fill in
There are no formal requirements although it would help to have
GCSE's in English or Welsh and Maths at A*-C.
(Applications from students with the Foundation or Intermediate
Welsh Baccalaureate are also welcomed).
(This is a guide to the average salary a fully qualified and
experienced person might expect to get.)
£15,200 - £25,000.
Entry to the apprenticeship may be considered through the
Association for Specialist Fire Protection www.asfp.org.uk.
Passive fire protection offers a good grounding for progression
into technical, supervisory or management roles, or even to start
up your own business.