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Fire protection installer

Fire protection installers apply or install fire protection systems in domestic or commercial buildings.

The role

  • Install structural protection to the frame of a building, such as dry cladding, mineral sprays or intumescents
  • Construct fire resistant walls and ceiling linings or install thermal and acoustic insulation, fire seals, cavity barriers and fire resistant ducting
  • Use access equipment such as ladders etc, so they need to be okay with working at height
  • Follow technical drawings and plans as well as follow strict safe working practices

Qualifications and training

There are no formal entry requirements to become a fire protection installer, however many employers will look for GCSEs grade 9-4 (A*- C), including Maths and English, or alternatives such as a L2 BTEC, Welsh Baccalaureate, WJEC in Construction or Scottish Nationals.

Additional training is available from the Association for Specialist Fire Protection in the form of an NVQ and apprenticeship pathway.  To search for apprenticeship vacancies in your area, visit the government's vacancy matching site, or in Wales, Careers Wales.


  • Newly trained Fire protection installers can earn in the region of £25,000 - £30,000
  • Trained with experience Fire protection installers can earn in the region of £30,000 - £40,000
  • Senior Fire protection installers can earn in excess of £40,000

Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. 




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