Site surveys for passive fire protection
Warringtonfire can provide site surveys for passive fire protection as part of our wider offering to the fire sector. Our service in this field involves conducting on-site surveys of critical passive fire protection measures including fire doors, panelling, compartment lines and service penetrations, in essence, anything that could serve to control the development and spread of fire.
Where necessary, we explain where replacing and / or upgrading the existing components is appropriate to satisfy fire performance requirements.
A site survey could involve surveying sections of a building, the entire building or an estate. On completion, a detailed assessment report on the status of your passive fire protection measures will be provided.
Why site surveys?
Site surveys are used to assess that fire safety measures in a building are adequate and comply with the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO).
The RRFSO places legal duties on the Responsible Person to ensure the safety of people in the building they are in control of, in the event of a fire. This includes checking that the fire safety provisions are adequate and retain the ability to resist the passage and spread of fire throughout their working life.
However, fire resistance capabilities can be seriously compromised if it has not been installed and maintained by someone who has appropriate knowledge of this complex life safety product e.g. a fire door’s fire resistance performance can be weakened if components such as hardware, glazing and intumescent strips are installed incorrectly or not to specification. It is therefore essential to make sure your fire safety provisions are checked by an expert; site surveys are an efficient way of doing this.
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