What is Passive Fire Protection?

Typically, when considering fire protection, we may imagine fire extinguishers and sprinklers. However, these active fire protection measures work in tandem with the more hidden passive measures to protect people and buildings.

Passive Fire Protection (PFP) is an essential safety measure for all building types; it helps prevent the spread of fire by containing it in one area. It consists of essential solutions which have been installed in the building framework to allow the structure of the building to resist the effects of fire.

These fire-resistant materials and systems provide a barrier against fire, smoke, and heat, helping to maintain the stability and integrity of a building’s structural elements.

The overall aim is to stop the damaging effects of fire through passive measures built into a buildings’ structure, ultimately preventing loss of life

Why we need it

Fire safety is an essential aspect of building design and management, and it is crucial to ensure that all necessary measures are in place to prevent fires. Preventing fires from spreading is vital to help keep occupants of the building safe, and reduce property damage.

Passive Fire Protection is crucial because it provides a form of defence that operates even when the building is unoccupied or when no one is actively fighting the fire.

Having effective fire protection measures in a building is required by law on both domestic and non-domestic properties. Although the level of fire resistance and rules depends on the type of building, its use, and when it was built, some level of both active and passive fire protection is required to be compliant with regulations.

How Amianto Services can help

Amianto Services is a FIRAS (Fire Industry Association Registration Scheme) accredited company that provides Passive Fire Protection services.

The accreditation is a mark of excellence awarded to companies that meet strict requirements within the industry, assuring customers that they can be confident in Amianto Services’ knowledge, abilities, and quality of work.

“Fire safety should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds, whether it’s at work or at home. At Amianto Services, we are committed to making sure that clients have the best protection possible. Our FIRAS accreditation is a testament to our commitment to quality, safety and expertise.”
James Arkwright, Health, Safety and Quality Manager of Amianto Services

Amianto Services offer a range of services that can help businesses and homeowners prevent fires. We can advise on the installation of Passive Fire Protection systems such as fire-resistant walls and doors, carry out surveys, and provide maintenance and testing for existing systems.

It is essential to prioritise the safety of employees, customers, and the general public who occupy any building. We can help businesses and homeowners ensure that their buildings are protected against the spread of fire.

For more information, contact our specialists on 0151 529 7111, or email info@amiantoservices.co.uk.