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    Passive Fire Protection


    Fire-stopping is a form of passive fire protection that is used to seal around openings and between joints in a fire-resistance-rated wall or floor, it is designed to maintain the fireproofing of a compartment to impede the spread of fire and smoke.

    Many buildings have had refurbishments and installation of various types of services causing damage to existing fireproofing, there are also buildings that have inadequate or no fire stopping installed.

    Often your fire risk assessor will highlight any concerns with the Fire-Stopping during a Fire Risk Assessment, It is important that these actions are followed and rectified, but It is also important for the responsible person to ensure there is a regular inspection process in place and that any breaches are documented reported and rectified.

    As each building is different a one price fits all scenario cannot be used, instead a comprehensive survey is the first step for us to determine your fire stopping requirements and on completion of the survey a detailed report and quotation is issued together with recommendations and timescales needed to achieve an effective fire stopping solution.

    Our Process

    • Paid Pre-Inspection Survey to Ascertain Full Scope of Works
    • Detailed Report Issued to Customer with Photographs
    • Quotation Issued to Customer
    • Compliant Installation and Repair Carried Out
    • Certificate Issued on Completion

    Fire Door Inspections

    Fire doors are an essential part of a building’s passive fire protection.

    A fire door is a door with fire resistance used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of smoke and fire between separate compartments of a structure and to enable safe egress from a building.

    Regular inspection of your fire doors are essential to the integrity of the passive fire protection within your building.

    This is where we can help, our trained inspectors will carry out a comprehensive inspection of the fire door sets within your building

    Our checks include

    • FD Rating
    • Hardware
    • Condition
    • Operation
    • Gaps
    • Integrity
    • Seals
    • Frames
    • Self-closers (where fitted)
    • Glazing (where fitted)
    • Signage

    On completion of the fire door inspection a detailed report is issued and if any defects or deficiencies were identified a quotation will accompany the report.

    What Is the Law about Fire Door Inspections?

    Article 17 of the Fire Safety Order states “Where necessary in order to safeguard the safety of relevant persons the responsible person must ensure that the premises and any facilities, equipment and devices provided in respect of the premises under this Order or, subject to paragraph (6), under any other enactment, including any enactment repealed or revoked by this Order, are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair”

    Did you know?

    The FD code shows how many minutes of fire a door can withstand, for example an FD30 has been tested to withstand 30 minutes.

    The main categories of fire door are FD30 and FD60.

    Download our free 5 step guide for checking fire doors

    Download the free guide to Fire Doors and 10 useful Fire safety checks for tenants in Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) 

    We are members of the National Association of Fire Door Inspectors (NAFDI)

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