Joinery e-learning zone launches at Timber Expo

A new online learning portal for joinery manufacturers and woodworking firms will be launched next week at Timber Expo.

The BWF E-Learning Zone features a wealth of interactive training resources covering estimating, BIM, contract procedures and administration, project management, procurement, setting out and surveying.

It also includes a suite of fire door training modules by the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door and Doorset Scheme, supporting the scheme’s latest improvements in the certification of doors from blanks. The modules cover a full introduction to fire doors, an introduction to the BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme, and training for licensing processors which includes a certificate on completion for every person who completes the course.

Hannah Mansell, BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme manager, says:

“The new fire door training modules mark a new era for the industry. All members of the BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme are committed to third-party certification for all the fire doors they manufacture and supply, including those companies either modifying door leaves or making fire doors from a blank. Our aim is for all fire doors sold in the UK to have robust certification, which means we can minimise the chance of product failure in the event of a fire and therefore save lives and property.

“The new E-Learning Zone will ensure everyone in the industry is fully trained for the new procedures, and will also help in preparing for the CE Marking of fire doorsets.”

The launch and demonstration of the E-Learning Zone will take place at 2.30pm on Wednesday 7 October at Timber Expo, stand T3/414.

It follows the publication earlier this month of the BWF-CERTIFIRE Best Practice Guide to Fire Doors, a complete reference source for specifiers, contractors and building owners, providing step-by-step instructions through the fire door process, from specification to installation, use and maintenance.

The BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door and Doorset Scheme was established by a group of prime fire door manufacturers aiming to increase the standard of fire doors across the supply chain. The scheme has since expanded to include not just the market leaders in fire door manufacturing, but also those firms converting fire doors, ironmongery, intumescent seals and glazing systems, merchants and installers.

BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme members now supply more than 75% of the fire doors installed in the UK, and have been responsible for the successful third-party certification and labelling of more than 26 million fire doors.