ASFP GUIDE TO INSPECTING PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION FOR FIRE RISK ASSESSORS
The guide is aimed at fire risk assessors and those directly involved in the specification, installation or maintenance of passive fire protection. It lays out clear, pragmatic guidance to enable the identification and inspection of all types of passive fire protection as part of a fire risk assessment, as required under UK legislation.
provides practical advice for building owners and those responsible for maintaining and installing fire-stopping. It offers general guidance on site conditions and typical pre-installation checks, as well as offering detailed advice on best practice for the installation of products in particular types of application.
These are codes of practice providing detailed guidance and advice for specifiers, designers and installers on specific applications, configurations or aspects of fire protection products and materials
These well known ASFP publications distinguished by their coloured covers and referenced in the Building Regulations provide definitive guidance on a range of passive fire protection measures used to protect steelwork, ductwork, partitions, penetrations seals and other components in building structures.
The CPR came into force on 24 April 2011; however, some sections of the regulation have been deferred to commence in 2013. The main purpose of the regulation is to simplify and clarify the framework created by the original directive. It is hoped that while being more transparent, the new regulation will be more effective in ensuring harmonised conformity within the European Union in the regulation of construction products.
Firestopping of Service Penetrations.Best Practice Design and Installation aims to to address service penetrations in buildings and ensure the spread of fire due to inappropriate or poorly installed service penetrations can be eliminated. The Guide was produced collaboratively by the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) and the Gypsum Products Development Association (GPDA).
The Passive Fire Protection Federation represents trade associations, regulating authorities and testing organisations involved in all the component parts of buildings. A number of authoritative documents are available here.