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ASFP launches Training Recognition Service

ASFP launches Training Recognition Service

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched a new training recognition service to offer an independent third-party evaluation of training courses specific to passive fire protection (PFP). ASFP Recognition ensures that all recognised providers work to the highest standards in both training delivery and passive fire technical input, and that recognised programmes provide current and up-to-date skills and knowledge by linking them to the industry-developed competence framework.

The service allows the Association to work with training providers of all kinds and review their internal processes and ways of working to identify a commitment to high quality learning. This includes looking at how training is developed, delivered, and maintained, how technical accuracy of content is ensured, and how trainers are selected, developed, and managed.

Once companies have demonstrated their approach to training quality and technical capability, their application is reviewed by an independent panel. All providers that meet this quality benchmark gain recognition from ASFP for training delivery in their particular subject area(s), subject to ongoing oversight and quality monitoring. They are then permitted to use the ASFP Recognised Provider logo. This ensures high-quality providers are easily recognisable, making choosing the right training easier.

Providers may be dedicated training companies, those with significant internal provision for their staff, or manufacturers offering training or CPD to clients or the public, whether it is chargeable or not. By only using training delivered by the ASFP or its recognised providers, learners can be confident that they will receive high quality input that is technically accurate, professionally presented, and both relevant and sufficient to demonstrate competence in PFP. All such training will be eligible to support registration on the ASFP Competence Register.

Having worked to develop the scheme over the last year, the ASFP is delighted to announce Siderise Insulation as the very first company to become an ASFP Recognised Training Provider. They deliver training for designers, supervisors, installers and distributors, covering important topics related to Siderise Insulation products, and general PFP specification, sales, installation and distribution.

Commenting on the new service and the recognition of the first training provider, ASFP Managing Director Mike Ward stated:

“Training is an important part of positively driving up standards in the passive fire protection sector and forms a key step of our broader Competency Pathway, which leads to the ASFP Pass Mark.

“We recognise that many third parties offer appropriate PFP training and have now developed a process for recognising those that meet our high quality and technical standards, incorporating their good work as evidence of competence.

“We are delighted to welcome ASFP member Siderise as the very first ASFP Recognised Provider for their comprehensive training courses and CPDs. We are pleased that they are supporting our drive to increase quality and competency in every aspect of PFP.”

Having gone through the process to obtain recognition, Siderise CEO Adam Turk, said:

“We are thrilled and proud to be the first ASFP Recognised Provider. Having an independent measure of training is great for the industry – it is good that there is something specific that we can be measured against, and that it results in a more capable workforce. The fact that our training is now ASFP recognised and can be used within the ASFP Competency Pathway is very important, and we’re happy to support that.”

By becoming an ASFP Recognised Provider, companies clearly demonstrate that their training is valid and independent. They can list their courses on the ASFP Competence Framework website and use the ASFP Recognised logo to promote training in the PFP marketplace, while supporting the ASFP Competence Pathway. For further information on becoming an ASFP Recognised Provider, visit

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