Why is passive fire protection important?
Passive fire protection strategies work in tandem with active fire protection measures in order to protect people and buildings from the dangers of a fire. Passive fire protection is built into the existing structure of a building and should be part of a fire safety strategy. By having passive fire protection in a building, the rapid spread of a fire can be prevented which can be a key component in protecting lives and assets as well as giving fire brigades additional time to react.
Putting in place the right passive fire protection measures empowers owners to be able to safeguard a building’s structure by suppressing a fire into a single area thus escape routes will be kept safe and open for evacuation. The result of correct passive fire protection systems being in place is that the lives of staff and visitors can be protected and the financial damage caused by a fire restricted.
Having effective fire protection measures (both active and passive) in a building is required by law on both domestic and non-domestic properties. The level of fire resistance and rules depends on the type of building, its use, and when it was built, but there will always be some level of fire resistance in place to be compliant with the latest regulations.
Here at EA-RS Passive Fire Protection we have over 25 years of experience working with building owners to safeguard their properties against the threat of a fire. It is our aim to ensure that your legal obligations are fully met through the installation of passive fire prevention products tailored to suit the unique requirements of each building.
As part of our services we also provide regular maintenance checks to provide you with peace of mind knowing your systems will function effectively. If you are in need of an inspection of your passive fire protection systems, or need new products installed, please contact us today.