SURE FIRE PRACTICAL TRAINING COURSES - Terms & Conditions

Practical Training Courses (for the beginner & experienced alike)
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Appliance and liner installation courses - Practical
These courses are held in the fully independent, purpose built, Sure Fire Training Centre ensuring that it is not biased towards any single product and is intended to enable the delegate to gain experience in a safe and supervised environment before going into the field and fitting appliances in someone’s house.
It is not possible to ensure all “in the field situations” are covered but with experienced supervisors on site, additional information can be given during the day.
Each course will include a preliminary discussion of the aims and objectives of the course, the regulations that apply to the work being undertaken, the testing of the flues and on the health and safety implications of the work.
This course, and the installation carried out on it, may be used to form a part of the delegates portfolio or detailed work CV of relevant experience when applying to a competent persons registration scheme, a certificate of completion will be issued to enable proof to be provided in this portfolio.
PSE Requirements - The delegate will be required to bring safety shoes or boots, gloves and goggles.

SF1 Open Fire installation course
1 day (£280 + vat) +vat

In this instance, the installation of a British Standard fire back and fire surround is carried out in one of the two chimneys and fireplace recess that have been constructed in the Training Centre. This not only gets the delegate used to handling the materials and equipment but also enables them to gain insight into the mixes used and the work involved, the work will be carried out in teams of two. Four delegates only per course.
Additional discussions will take place regarding the other types of open fires on the market to extend the delegates knowledge and experience.

SF2 - Stove Installation course
1 day (£280 + vat)

There are a number of stoves on site, any of which can be installed either top outlet or rear outlet, and can be fitted into one of the two chimneys built on site with the intention of assessing the chimney suitability for any of the appliances chosen to fit.
NOTE: This course does not cover the lining of flues with flexible stainless steel liners, as this is a separate course.

SF3 Flexible flue liner course
1 day (£300 + vat)

This is a practical course on how to install a flexible flue liner and includes the actual installation of the flue lining into a brick chimney. This course will include looking at varying makes of flue liner and their installation instructions to assess the variations that exist.
The delegates will install a 5 m length of lining into a brick chimney that has been constructed with a corbelled offset. The front of the chimney has been left exposed to enable the installer to see if any damage has been done during the installation and the final lining will be tested with a pressure tester to ensure its full compliance.
This course, and the installation carried out on it, may be used to form a part of the delegate’s portfolio or detailed work CV of relevant experience when applying to a competent person’s registration scheme, a certificate of compliance will be issued to enable proof to be provided in this portfolio.

SF5 Course - Chimney CCTV surveying and testing
1 day (£250 + vat)

The course covers all types of surveying from a simple visual examination through to full certification testing and covers all the issues from insurance to equipment. The delegate will be asked to study some CCTV recordings of actual chimneys and identify the faults (or lack of them) and decide whether they would pass or fail the chimney based on what they see. In addition the equipment will be used on one of the chimneys in the Training Centre. This is intended as a practical course using Wohler chimney testing, surveying and maintenance equipment this course is also suitable for any other CCTV equipment to survey chimneys or for anyone who is considering adding this to the services they already offer.