Fire Safety and FR-Rated Timber

Designing and specifying to last

Fire in buildings has always been a safety critical issue. The way buildings are designed and used and the materials specified and built into the structure can save lives or put them at serious risk.


However, following the Grenfell tragedy, compliance with fire safety requirements has come under the microscope more than ever before. The Hackitt Review has identified shortcomings in the product knowledge and understanding of the technical issues surrounding fire safety and material specification throughout the supply chain. This includes poor specification and a lack of effective enforcement of those specifications.


Working in partnership with LABC, and  in co-operation with Wood Campus, the Wood Protection Association has developed this e-learning course, along with other resources, to help Building Control Officers to improve their understanding of how wood behaves in a fire and how to enhance that performance to comply with Building Regulations and other regulatory requirements and so ultimately to build safer buildings. This course is equally applicable to all involved in the specification, use and regulation of flame retardant treated wood products.


Learn why wood is the most popular material for interior design, whether for flooring,  panel, or doors.

Course Provider: Wood Campus


Cost: Free


Completion Time: At your leisure


Type: Online Course

Programme Content:
  • Phases of fire development
  • Tests for reaction to fire and classification
  • What level of FR performance is required?
  • Methods of  applying flame retardants
  • Building regulations and CPR
  • Building a safer future
  • Key conclusions
  • References and further information
  • Assessment
On completion:

Once you have completed all sections of the module and successfully assessed your knowledge, you will be able to print your CPD certificate.