Enhanced prestige with the FDIS Diploma

Prestige Fire Door Services provides a range of support services from manufacture, supply and installation through to assessments and maintenance. Some of its higher profile clients include the Royal Albert Hall, the Leadenhall Building, known informally as the Cheesegrater,in the City of London, the University of Portsmouth and the world famous Cliveden Hotel.

The company’s aim is to consistently deliver high quality fire door services through its well trained staff, which it does to companies large and small across the UK. In order to fulfil this goal all of Prestige’s staff have either achieved, are working through or will soon embark on the FDIS Diploma in fire doors online education programme.

Technical director Jeremy French has not only passed the FDIS Diploma but has also taken the Transition module and has had his knowledge and skills independently assessed and verified by Warrington Exovafire enabling him to call himself a qualified Certificated Fire Door Inspector.

Jeremy says: “The difference between people with and without the FDIS Diploma is primarily the better clarity of the detail of the issues around the specification, installation and maintenance of fire doors. The study programme is quite intense and knowing that you are going to sit an exam at the end of it focusses the mind which is a very good thing.”

While initially Prestige invested in this training and education for its staff for its own sake, it has found that having people qualified in this way has provided even greater value that it hadn’t envisaged.

Jer emy says: “I firmly believe that our people achieving this industry recognised qualification hasenabled us to achieve higher scores in the tender process and realise a better win rate as well as improved technician performance, which enhances the reputation of our company with our clients.”