Sem Kneeshaw, Managing Director of Fire Delay has become one of the first people in the country to be awarded the IFE Level 3 Certificate in Passive Fire Protection.

The new qualification, which is the first in the UK and Ireland to enable candidates to study and obtain a recognised professional qualification in Passive Fire Protection, has been developed in partnership between the Association of Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) and the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE). It provides a means for individuals to demonstrate competency in the field of passive fire protection. By passing the IFE examination individuals can show that they have attained the essential knowledge and understanding to work efficiently and safely in passive fire protection roles.

Sem was awarded his certificate by ASFP CEO Niall Rowan at the launch of the new Golden Thread Fire Delay joint venture in April. He was one of the first batch of students who attained the qualification in the October 2018 examination intake.

In July, Fire Delay was delighted to congratulate the company’s Quality Manager Pat Gawthorn and Surveyor Callum Craig for achieving the Level 2 Certificate.

ASFP and IFE are confident that many more will follow in their footsteps.