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Fire Stopping Installation

Why use ClearView fire stopping services?

ClearView has a UK-wide team of fire stopping installers with a proven history of delivering quality fire stopping installations for main contractors, local authorities, UK police forces, Network Rail, and the MOD.

Fire stopping is critical to any fire safety strategy

What Is Fire Stopping Installation?

Fire stopping installation is the sealing of gaps in fire compartmentation to prevent fire and smoke spreading to other parts of a building in a fire. Fire-resistant products and materials, such as intumescent mastic, fire batt or fire collars, are used to maintain fire-rating of walls, floors and ceilings.With suitable fire stopping materials, passive fire protection installers can reinstate the integrity and fire rating of the fire-resisting elements when they have been penetrated.

The installation of cables, pipes, and ductwork often causes fire compartmentation breaches that are not reported to building owners or the responsible person for fire safety. Typically, inadequate, missing or non-compliant firestops are identified as part of a fire risk assessment or a passive fire protection survey for existing buildings. In both of these examples, ClearView is adept at reinstating the fire-rated elements to ensure compliance.

We ensure that the fire-resisting elements in your building maintain their fire ratings by sealing the service penetrations to provide passive fire protection from fire and smoke.

 

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Fire Stopping Installation

As part of our fire stopping install quality process, we log each fire stopping requirement and photograph the area before work commences; this is to ensure the client understands the current state of the non-conformity before the individual fire stops are signed off as completed.

All passive fire protection installation works are carried out by our fully trained NVQ Level 2 engineers. Supervision is provided by a minimum of an SSSTS (qualified supervisor) or on more significant sites SMSTS (site manager).

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We are committed to providing high quality, certified products from UK manufacturers. All products used are independently tested to ensure compliance.

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Fire Stopping Product Specification

It is essential that the correct fire stopping products are specified for installation. This duty is often carried out by the Principal Designer, with the responsibility being handed over to the Principal Contractor for installation during the construction phase of a project.

ClearView work with the best fire stopping material suppliers in the UK such as Quelfire, Rockwool, Firetherm, Hilti and Protecta. All of whom adhere to exacting British standards to ensure that their fire rated products work as designed in accordance with the fire rating that is specified. The products are rigorously tested to ensure compliance. ClearView are certified to install all the following fire stopping products:

  • Ablative coated fire batt
  • Riser compartmentation
  • Intumescent mastic
  • Fire collars
  • Intumescent acoustic putty pads
  • Fire sleeves
  • Fire dampers
  • Linear gap seals

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Certified Fire Stopping Installers

Our highly trained fire stopping specialist are 3rd party accredited by the International Fire Consultants and we are one of very few passive fire protection companies that operate to recognized international standards. ClearView set the bar high for quality and professionalism and we aim to deliver.

We have vast experience delivering fire stopping and fire doors (passive fire protection) for large construction projects as the principal contractor and sub-contractor. Furthermore, we also work on smaller remedial installations where the same quality levels are delivered. We have SMSTS site managers and supervisors as well as PRINCE2 trained project managers.

Our goal is to provide safe, complaint and cost-effective fire stopping installation by working with our clients, building control, architects, and contractors, respectively. We also involve product manufacturers in the design and specification process and as part of our quality assurance to get it right first time. We aim to ensure that every single fire stop achieves technical compliance by delivering quality assurance processes are robust, thorough, and professional. The processes ensure that all our fire stop seals are logged and certified by the International Fire Consultants on an individual seal basis. Each seal will have its own certificate to show compliance.

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Who is Competent to Carry Out Fire Stopping Works?

Fire stopping is a very specialist element of building works which requires training, experience and knowledge of the relevant products. The products selected must have been tested in the relevant scenario and suitable for the application.

ClearView engineers are qualified to a minimum of NVQ Level 2 Passive Fire Protection. This ensures staff are trained with the experience and knowledge required to perform the task safely and to the correct standards. ClearView are audited a minimum of four times per year to verify compliance.

Each individual installation that ClearView carries out will also be documented on the building schematics and photographs will be available through the online client portal.

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Fire Stopping Certification

ClearView are accredited for passive fire protection works by the International Fire Consultants, and we have vast expertise of managing large scale and smaller fire-stopping projects. We are members of the Fire Protection Association (FPA) and Fire Industry Association (FIA) and we are currently on the route to certification for BAFE.

Our processes are also fully compliant with our certifications for ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety, ISO9001 Quality Management System and ISO 140001 Environmental Management System.

Third-party certification applies to both fire stopping products and the installation company. ClearView are certified with the IFC Certification.

The International Fire Consultants Certification (IFCC) scheme provides independent verification that fire protection products/systems have been installed (and where applicable maintained) in accordance with the correct specification. This assures the client that the installation and the products used will meet the correct regulatory standards.

The IFCC scheme is diligently maintained to ensure that all certificated companies are correctly inspected based on the scope of their certification.

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The ClearView Process

Lives and property are at stake if breaches of compartmentation are not correctly filled, as fire and smoke would travel quickly through the building. Moreover, if this happened, the responsible person may face criminal proceedings based on corporate liability.

It is the duty of the responsible person for the building to ensure that suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment is carried out, following guidance from the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Under the order, anyone who has control of premises or anyone who has a degree of control over certain areas or systems may be a ‘responsible person’.

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Fire Stopping Survey

As part of the fire stopping survey, ClearView aims to identify the breaches of fire compartmentation within the building(s). Examples of this are cables, pipes, ducting and other services that have penetrated the fire-resisting barriers. Following the building fire strategy, the appropriate certified fire stopping products and installation methods are chosen to seal the breaches.

Fire Stopping site survey

After ClearView identifies the problem areas, then an intrusive inspection can be carried out within risers, above ceiling tiles and between floor spaces. We can also open up existing ceilings to identify all breaches and conduct repairs once the fire stopping elements are signed off. Next, we produce a detailed fire stopping survey report that encompasses the breach locations and photographs which are taken from on our state-of-the-art Boris software.

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Health and Safety (COVID-19)

ClearView will produce a comprehensive project plan and safe systems of work document as part of our proposals. Under the current COVID-19 pandemic, this work is planned with rigour and in accordance with the government and HSE guidance and incorporating the health and safety procedures as recommended by the Construction Leadership Council.

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All work progress is uploaded onto the Boris system so progress towards planned project timelines can be tracked. The client will have full access to the online portal with live real-time progress available.

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Each fire stopping activity is photographed and serialised with a unique ID label assigned that is assigned to the location, which is then updated on the fire strategy drawings. These drawings and all fire stopping information, including photographs, can then be accessed through the customer portal.

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ISO CERTIFIED FOR OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Quality Assurance

For quality assurance purposes, all installation work carried out by ClearView will be inspected by either, a ClearView Project Manager or Site Supervisor before sign off is granted. We operate to high quality standards in accordance with our ISO9001 certification.

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See the status of your fire stops all certified and logged individually
Online Fire Stopping Portal

ClearView’s online portal provides a single location for all your seal and site-specific information. You can access your data by clicking the button below using your username and password.

This ensures you have access to the latest data on all your sites and can undertake remote quality inspections from your office by reviewing the GPS tagged installation images attached to the seal records.

Each installation record includes products installed, fire rating, pre-photos, post photos. Photo of each label with the location marked on the site drawing.

The portal also records our engineers’ acceptance of the site-specific risk assessments and method statements and holds COSHH and material safety data.

To find out more about Clearview’s fire stopping services, please call 01245 214104 or use the form on this page.

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