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What is a passive fire protection system?

What is a passive fire protection system?

A fire safety strategy usually includes three main components: passive fire protection (PFP), active fire protection (AFP) and fire prevention. While most people are familiar with AFP elements such as smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, emergency lighting and...
Common fire barrier issues and how professionals can help

Common fire barrier issues and how professionals can help

Why are fire barriers essential? Firstly, we are required by law to provide suitable fire protection. This is primarily so that any occupants of a building are able to find a passage of escape in the event of a fire. This means that stairs, corridors, and lift-shafts...
Cavity barrier vs. fire stop: the differences

Cavity barrier vs. fire stop: the differences

Doing everything possible to prevent a fire from being able to spread within a building is an essential part of health and safety, but most people do not know that much about the different passive fire protection options that are available. For this reason, it is...

The importance of fire risk assessments

It is all too easy to become complacent about safety systems, which is why health and safety regulations often require actions which ensure that risk assessments do not just become a mindless tick-box exercise. The fact that fire risk assessments are vital has been...