Fire protection installer

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

Salary

  • The work is both indoors and outdoors and is physically demanding
  • The average salary is between £15,000 and £25,000

Salaries depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. 


Qualifications and Training

There are no formal entry requirements to become a fire protection installer, however many employers will look for GCSEs grade 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.



Vacancies

Check out the latest Fire Protection Installer vacancies: 

As these are external websites, the number of job vacancies related to your preferred job role may vary. 

Check daily to see new opportunities as they are posted!

Find out more

For information on job roles in Scotland please visit the Skills Development Scotland website My World of Work.

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