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PROFESSIONAL PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION SURVEYS
Passive Fire Protection Surveys
Passive fire protection surveys are all-encompassing inspections of your whole passive fire protection system. They are key to ensuring your structural fire protection is sufficient enough and is legally compliant with the latest regulations.
If your passive fire protection is not up to date, you are not only risking the safety of your visitors, employees or occupants, but also put yourself at risk of receiving a fine or criminal charges should a fire occur.
Our passive fire protection surveys ensure that every single aspect of fire protection in your building is working as intended including fire doors, cavity barriers, structural steel protection and more. Our team has a great deal of experience carrying out passive fire protection surveys on buildings in all the commercial, public and residential sectors.
To inquire about our services, please get in touch with our team today.
REQUIREMENTS FOR PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION SURVEYING AND CONFORMITY
LIFE & BUILDING SAFETY
Most importantly, containing fire as part of a building fire strategy plan allows time for occupants to evacuate safely and fire crews to enter and extinguish a fire before it develops. Intumescent coating systems protect building structures from collapse. Fire Compartmentation saves lives.
Ensuring that the passive fire protection systems have been installed and certified to a compliant standard by a third-party accredited company is a requirement for a certificate of conformity. It is a legal requirement that the building owner or manager has a compliant system in place, and it is the legal obligation of the installer to ensure that fire protection systems are installed to a compliant standard.
A certificate of conformity can be provided by a third-party accredited company upon approval of a compliant fire protection system, it is a legal requirement that an up-to-date certificate be obtained to confirm that the building compartmentation systems have been installed and intumescent coatings have been applied to compliant specifications. Certificates are underwritten by a third-party accredited body obtained by the fire protection contractor.
A certificate of conformity confirming compliance as part of a fire risk assessment can only be a positive factor in reducing insurance premiums and in some situations will be a requirement for insurance cover. Fire compartmentation is proven to protect buildings from total loss in the event of a fire.
It is a legal requirement in the United Kingdom that passive fire protection systems are installed and certified compliant on commercial and residential buildings occupied by third parties. It is the legal responsibility of the building owner and management to ensure that the fire compartmentation systems are implemented by a third-party accredited company and it is the legal responsibility of the third-party accredited company to ensure that systems are correctly installed to manufacturers specifications.
WHAT ARE WE SURVEYING FOR?
Passive Fire Protection Companies
As one of the UK’s leading passive fire protection companies, here at GRJ, we are determined to protect buildings and their occupants from the destructive effects of fire.
When carrying out a passive fire protection survey our consultants take great care to analyse the state of the current fire stopping measures at the property to find any weaknesses. Following your survey, you will be provided with a comprehensive report that outlines all our findings and includes recommendations should any remedial work be required.
Passive fire protection has to be inspected at least once a year to ensure you’re following the latest legislations and your building is completely safe. All of our contractors are experienced and accredited under third-party accreditation schemes including CHAS, UKAS, ISO 9001 and more, so you can rest assured that they’ll provide you with accurate and trustworthy information.
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What is an example of passive fire protection?
Passive fire protection includes any fire stopping methods and devices within a building that don’t need activation. Examples of those include fire doors, intumescent paint coatings, fire walls, cavity fire barriers and more.
What does passive fire protection mean?
Passive fire protection, often referred to as PFP, is a combination of components or systems within a building or structure that intends to limit the spread of fire and smoke. This is done through the use of fire-rated walls, doors or gap-filling materials.
What are active and passive fire safety measures?
Active fire protection measures aim to detect and stop a fire, while the purpose of passive protection measures is to prevent the spread of fire and contain it to a single area.
What is surveyed in a passive fire protection survey?
A passive fire protection survey is an onsite inspection of all crucial aspects of your passive fire protection building including fire compartments, fire doors and service penetrations. Essentially, anything in your building that aims to control the spread of fire.