The inspection of Passive Fire Protection (PFP) forms part of (or is an extension of) a fire risk assessment under appropriate fire safety legislation:
The most important consideration is the verification that the PFP supporting means of escape is adequate. In addition, the legislation referred to above is designed to save lives in the event of a fire but does not necessarily cover the issue of property protection. Building owners or insurers wishing to ensure that the building is capable of withstanding the spread of fire for a period longer than that necessary to evacuate its occupants should contact a qualified Fire Engineer for further guidance.
(Note: Kelburn Risk Management is also able to provide this more in-depth engineering advice).
PFP features are those ‘built-in’ to the fabric of a building to restrict the growth and spread of fire and smoke. They do this by:
PFP products include: fire doors, fire-resisting walls, floors and ceilings, fire-resisting ducts and dampers, fire-stopping, and fire protection to structural components.
When completing PFP surveys, the following matters would be considered:
The specific format of the Passive Fire Survey report would be bespoke to the client, however it would include the following:
For more information, or to discuss your requirements further, please complete the form in the contact section above.
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