Specification Support

Our Technical Support Team achieves IFE Certificate

Employees from our Technical Support Team have achieved an IFE Certificate in Passive Fire Protection as we continue to push for the highest standards of expertise across our teams.

Our Technical Support Team has completed a leading industry qualification on designing buildings to minimise the risk of fire.

The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) Certificate in Passive Fire Protection, a universally respected, industry-standard course aimed at professional fire engineers and those who carry out fire assessments on buildings.

Our team are some of the first employees from a construction product manufacturer to complete the course, which reflects our commitment to ensuring the highest levels of knowledge and expertise amongst our staff.

Training for the IFE Certificate was delivered by the Association of Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) and included content around general fire protection as well as plasterboard systems. By completing this training, our team has equipped themselves with specialist knowledge, so they can continue to provide reliable technical advice for our customers.

David Robinson, Head of Technical Support at British Gypsum explained: “It is vital that anyone involved in a construction project is totally clear when it comes to the required performance of systems and products.

As a business, it is important to us that our team is adequately equipped and qualified to give advice relating to safety-critical design. The IFE Certificate in Passive Fire Protection is a great way for them to demonstrate the level of knowledge and expertise they have developed around fire protection and general fire design, and it gives our customers confidence that they can trust our guidance.

“This training not only ensures that our team is competent to an independently recognised standard, but also gives them confidence in their own abilities. It is a further example of how British Gypsum continues to push the boundaries in terms of technical advice.