What is Passive Fire Protection?
Passive fire protection is an essential component of any fire safety strategy. It is built into the structure of a building to safeguard lives and reduce the potential financial impact of fire damage to buildings and their content.
This is achieved by:
- Limiting the spread of smoke and fire through compartmentation
- Protecting access/egress for means of escape
- Protecting the structure of a building through fire-resistant components
JFN’s passive fire protection service is FIRAS certified to assure the highest level of quality and competence is delivered within the service. Contact us today to see how we can help to improve the safety of your building and protect the lives of people inside them.
Passive Fire Protection Audit
Our FIRAS certified engineers survey all buildings to identify all elements of non-compliance. A detailed report is provided, including a fully itemised floor plan diagram and costed solutions.
Implementation and Remediation
Our fully qualified engineers will carry out all necessary remedial works identified within the audit. All remedial works will:
- Be undertaken as part of the FIRAS Accreditation Scheme.
- Use only accredited and certified materials and products.
- Comply with health and safety regulations.
All completed compartmentation works will include a suitable label, complete with unique identification number and picture evidence that the breach has been resolved.
Upon completion of the works, customers are provided with:
- Updated site report and drawings (PlanGrid)
- Operation and maintenance manual
- FIRAS completion certificate
- Confidence that the premises are legally compliant and safe
We provide passive fire protection services to organisations and schemes throughout the U.K. Our head office is in Preston, North West England and we are currently active in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and Yorkshire.
The Critical Role of Passive Fire Protection
Fire resistant partitions act as a barrier to stop the spread of fire and smoke by containing it with an area. The components used within a building’s compartmentation need to be competent. At JFN, we fully understand the importance of having qualified engineers to carry out all compartmentation works to provide the highest quality service and results. Our certified works will improve the safety of the built environment and protect the lives of people within.
Walls, Floors and Ceilings
Fire barriers include fire-rated walls, floors and ceilings. These barriers are used to limit the spread of fire and smoke to maintain safe egress from a building.
Full protection is ensured by extending walls from the floor to the ceiling above, and continuing into concealed spaces.