Fire sealing around cables
Commercial buildings are frequently a hive of activity where people come and go. With this in mind it is vital that a commercial property has the correct fire safety systems in place. Both passive and active systems will be required, and it is passive systems which are not as obvious when it comes to protecting a building.
This is because active systems such as extinguishers and sprinklers can be seen easily, while passive fire protection systems are placed within the structure of the building, preventing a fire from spreading. An element of passive fire protection which can be overlooked is fire sealing around cables.
Fire sealing around cables, pipes and ducts help to close up any openings which would allow smoke and fire to spread. Providing a strong seal around penetrations is a successful fire stopping tactic used to restrict a fire to a single compartment of a building.
Fire stopping is a major part of passive fire protection and should be carried out by industry experts. Here at EA-RS Passive Fire Protection we are an experienced passive fire protection company. We are able to share our comprehensive knowledge including that of fire sealing around cables with you to ensure your property is safely protected from the dangers of a fire.
If you are unsure if your building has the correct fire sealing systems in place, and want to ensure the safety of your building and staff, then please contact us today.