About us

Part of the Docherty Group, Surefire Training Services offers specialist training courses for installers from a purpose-built facility in Ripley, Derbyshire.

With a dedicated training suite equipped with live appliances, chimney products and fuel displays and highly experienced trainers, Surefire offer a wide range of training courses including HETAS approved training courses and in-house developed one day practical courses.

In a first for the wood burning and solid fuel industry Sure Fire Training Services offer practical training for new entrants to the industry with the opportunity to install open fire and stove in a safe and supervised location rather than practicing in a customer’s home.

Recent developments include providing suitable training provisions for NVQ courses in chimney engineering and solid fuel appliance installation and in the near future we will be extending the course list to become a full renewable energy training centre. With the changes to the building regulations and the Health and Safety regulations, it is difficult for a company director/manager or a self-employed tradesman to keep pace with their responsibilities.

What customers say about us

Great staff – very well presented

Adrian Drake

I have learned a lot of useful information that I can take back to work.

Sharon Prince
Docherty Group

Very informative, learned about flues and chimneys

Ian Culshaw

Meet the team

Keith Petitjean - Surefire Technical Manager

Keith Petitjean

Technical Manager