Passive Fire Protection
If a fire took hold in your building, would it spread quickly and consume everything in its path? Statistically 40% of business will cease to trade within 12 – 18 months following a major fire.
You may have taken the necessary precautions to prevent a fire happening in the first place, but does your building have adequate passive fire protection to minimise the spread of a fire?
Often hidden above suspended ceilings or within cavities, it is not always obvious what passive fire protection is installed. Particular attention should be made to works completed by contractors where containment could be compromised, such as cabling, pipework and changes to the internal layout of the building. Breaches in fire resisting construction could have taken place in your building, make sure your fire risk assessor checks your passive fire protection.
Over the lifespan of any building, alterations are likely to be made to the existing fabric of the building but also to potential changes of use, updating and expansion. Regular assessments are essential of the fire safety measures to the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order need to take place to ensure that fire safety provision is maintained.
Surefire can assist with detailed surveys to ensure that your passive fire protection is not compromised. Surveys will include checking penetration seals for mechanical and electrical services as well as inspecting structural steelwork, fire curtains, acoustic barriers, cable, kitchen extract and H&V enclosures and industrial floor and wall coatings.
After the survey a full report will be issued detailing any short comings in relation to your passive fire requirements.
The services we offer include:
- Fire stopping surveys and maintenance
- Structural fire protection
- Fire strategy design
- Technical advice and support
- Fire door service and maintenance
- Passive fire learning hub
The best way to deal with a fire is to prevent it. As a business you are responsible for fire safety within your building
CloudCompliance is a new way of tackling your fire risk assessment responsibilities. your report will also be instantly accessible from an online portal,
PASSIVE FIRE PREVENTION
Imagine if a fire took hold in your building, would it spread quickly and consume everything in its path?