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Passive Fire Protection

Passive Fire Protection is an essential component of structural fire safety. In accordance with the UK building regulations, all new refurbishments and buildings must incorporate Passive Fire Protection measures.

Why do I need passive fire protection?

Ensure Compliance & Save Lives

Passive fire protection is vital to larger establishments; however, it is an effective solution to preventing fire and smoke spread within all types of buildings.

Compartmentalisation contains the fire at its point of origin and therefore slows the spread of smoke and flames. This increases the time people have to escape whilst reducing structural damage so the building is less likely to collapse, ultimately saving saves.

Our specialist team provide the most cost effective and efficient solutions, using only the highest quality, accredited and tested materials. From fire doors, batt & mastic, fire barriers, and fire compound, we cover all aspects of Passive Fire Protection.

ClearView is a 3rd party accredited specialist contractor and offers a comprehensive Fire Risk Assessment service as well as a full range of passive fire protection solutions.

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    Our Passive Fire Protection Solutions

    ClearView is Passive Fire Protection specialist and offers cost-effective services to keep our clients safe. Certified by UKAS, you can rely on ClearView to ensure your building is compliant in accordance with all appropriate regulation. Our engineers are qualified to a minimum of NVQ Level 2 Passive Fire Protection. Ensuring our staff are trained with the knowledge and experience to operate to the highest standards.

    Fire Doors

    Following our ISO 9001:2015, we install certified fire doors and frames to the exact quality standards, ensuring your fire doors meet statutory requirements for complete legal compliance. ClearView also offers fire door maintenance, remedial repair work and surveys to guarantee your fire doors perform as designed if a fire was to occur.

    Fire Stopping

    ClearView is certified by the International Fire Consultants (IFC) for Fire Stopping and ensures all works comply with the appropriate British Standards. We provide a wide range of high quality, certified products from UK manufacturers that are independently tested to guarantee compliance.

    Fire Safety

    To ensure your staff, assets and premises are kept safe, ClearView provide a range of cost-effective and dependable fire safety equipment. From Fire Alarms to Fire Extinguishers all products are individually tested to meet current regulations for full compliance, meeting your insurance and legal obligations.

    Fire Maintenance

    ClearView can maintain all your fire safety equipment and provide a bespoke maintenance plan that ensures all equipment is fully functional and operating per current legislation.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: What is Boris?
    A:

    Boris is ClearView’s online client portal. It provides a single location where the client can access all their seal and site-specific information. Here the client can log on and complete remote quality inspections by reviewing the GPS tagged installation images attached to the seal records. All records contain the installed products, fire ratings, pre and post-installation images, and photos of each label marked with the location on the site drawing. Boris also holds COSHH and material safety data and collates our engineer’s acceptance of site-specific method statements and risk assessments.

    Q: Is Passive Fire Protection only required in Commercial buildings?
    A:

    Passive Fire Protection is an essential requirement for all buildings. Whether they are domestic or non-domestic buildings, Passive Fire Protection is crucial to compartmentalising the spread of fire.

    All new builds, extension works, or modernisations must comply with The Building Regulations 2010, Fire Safety, Approved Document B.

    Q: Why is it essential to use certified passive fire protection products?
    A:

    With passive fire protection, it is vital to use certified and tested products and have them installed by an accredited company. Each fire stopping product is crucial to your fire safety systems and creates a barrier that slows the spread of fire.

    Using certified products means that they have been rigorously tested, which gives confidence that the product is fit for purpose and will perform following all relevant legislation and regulations.

    Q: Who is responsible for Passive Fire Protection?
    A:

    Passive Fire Protection must meet Building Regulations, ensuring people can evacuate a building safety in the events of a fire and the building will not collapse. The legislation gives responsibility to building owners, occupiers, managers, and designers to ensure regular fire risk assessments are carried out. ClearView provides fire risk assessments that meet the regulations set out in current legislation and British Standards, including an evaluation of the Passive Fire Protection provided. It is advised that the specification from the original building should include a clear fire protection strategy that contains the passive fire protection components that have been installed. If significant changes are made to the fire protection strategy, then it must be revised by a competent third party.

    Q: What is the difference between passive and active fire protection?
    A:

    For a fully comprehensive Fire Protection strategy, active and passive fire protection is required as passive fire protection works in combination with active fire prevention. While passive fire protection is built within the building such as Fire doors and Fire-resisting walls, floors, ceilings, and ducts to prevent the spread of smoke and fire, active fire protection consists of manual or automatic products that require intervention to work.

    This includes products such as fire detection and alarms, fire extinguishers, door releases and fire sprinklers. Therefore, active fire protection is the act of detecting and stopping the fire, and passive fire protection prevents the spread of fire.

    Q: Why do service penetrations/openings through fire-rated walls need sealing?
    A:

    Without sealing service penetrations and openings, fire and smoke can easily pass through the fire-rated walls. This increases and allows the spread throughout the building, causing a threat to life.

    Q: What are passive fire protection products?
    A:

    The fire protection services that we provide utilise fully complaint and tested products of the highest quality.

    Passive fire protection includes a wide range of installed products that improve a buildings fire safety. As one of the leading fire stopping companies in the UK, we are certified to supply and install products such as fire doors (including fd30 and fd60 for both internal and external fire doors), curtain & cavity barriers, fire batts, fire stopping compound, fire stopping collars & wraps, intumescent sealant and intumescent paint.

     

     

    Q: Why must fire door maintenance be carried out?
    A:

    It is essential to carry out regular fire door maintenance to ensure that the fire doors work in accordance with the manufacturers design. The consequences of not maintaining fire doors could be deadly. Fire doors are designed in accordance with the building fire protection strategy to protect against fire and smoke and to provide safe evacuation of a building.

    To ensure compliance of your fire doors, periodic checks must be carried out at least every six months. High traffic areas may require to be checked more frequently. The Regulatory reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, states the requirements under the law to ensure fire resisting doors are installed and maintained correctly.

    Q: What is passive fire protection?
    A:

    Passive fire protection, also referred to as fire protection or a fire protection system, is a crucial element to a buildings fire safety strategy. As well safeguarding people, it limits damage caused by fire and smoke to the building and its contents.

    Passive fire protection is required under the law. More information can be found on the following links: The Regulatory reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, and The Building Regulations 2010 UK Statutory Instruments 2010 no. 2214 Part 8 Regulation 38. Failing to comply with passive fire protection regulations puts lives at risk and can result in criminal proceedings under corporate liability.

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