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Passive fire protection installation

Installing passive fire protection systems is a vital element of your fire prevention strategy. Contact us for expert advice and assistance in making sure your property meets fire regulations and will keep staff and visitors safe.

Our services include: Fire Protection Assessment, Cavity Barrier Installation, Penetration Sealing Systems, and Fire Curtain Installation.

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Passive fire protection

Passive fire protection systems are a vital front-line defence against the spread of fire and smoke through buildings.

As part of our range of high-quality trusted property safety services, LegionellaSafe Services offers certificated passive fire protection installation services.

Our fire stopping systems can be retrofitted in a wide range of buildings, including social housing, offices, hospitals and medical centres, care homes, hotels, schools and colleges, and domestic homes.

Certified passive fire protection

Our certification scheme means our customers can be sure that every single passive fire protection element we install is individually recorded. All our installations are third-party accredited by BM Trada.

Each element has its own code and the site is photographed before and after the fire protection systems are installed and given to building owners and managers in an installation report, forming a key aspect of the operations and maintenance (O&M) manual on handover.

Customers can be sure the fire protection systems installed will prevent the spread of fire and smoke to the standard stated. The certification provided is an important document for sharing with building inspectors, insurers and other building and service contractors.

The certification process gives our clients assurance and peace of mind that every element of every passive fire protection system we install complies with building and fire regulations including BS9999 and Approved Document B.

Fire protection assessment

The starting point for our certified passive fire protection service is to carry out a free fire protection survey of your property.

This will be carried out by a qualified and experienced fire protection specialist, resulting in a fire protection solution that is bespoke and situation-specific for your property and complies with the building’s fire strategy.

The fire protection assessment will ensure the fire stopping solutions we install be fully compliant with your building regulations and the level of fire protection you need.

Cavity fire barrier installation

Building regulations require barriers to be placed within wall cavities to ensure fire and smoke cannot travel through voids and so spread between compartments.

The preferred solution is to install fire stopping cavity barrier systems. These are designed to react to heat, expanding to the fill the cavity, preventing the spread of fire and smoke through the cavity. These barriers can be both ventilated or non-ventilated to suit different building types.

Our passive fire protection team will work with you to select the best cavity barrier system for your building and the level of fire protection you require.

Where partition walls and false ceilings or floors have been installed, it is vital that cavity barrier systems are installed in voids above or below, to stop the spread of fire and smoke. Doing so will improve access and egress within the property during a fire.

We can also install cavity barrier systems that are integrated with emergency fire escape routes in your building, enhancing the safety and protection of customers and staff.

Penetration Sealing Systems

Fire and smoke can spread through any void in walls, floors and ceilings. The response is to install suitable fire rated materials to close the penetrations within the substrate. This will contain fire and smoke within previously identified compartments.

Penetrations and voids are often created by mechanical and electrical services. Our accredited, passive fire protection team will use only the best fire penetration sealing systems for your particular property.

These include:

Ablative coated batts

A specialist fire resistant insulation material designed to close voids around service penetrations in walls, ceilings and floor slabs, preventing fire and smoke from spreading throughout a property.

Intumescent mastic sealants

Used in conjunction with other fire stopping systems or by themselves and applied to apertures created by service penetrations.

Firestop collars

Specialist devices designed to be fitted around combustible services passing through a compartment wall or floor slab. They work by closing off the service if there is a fire by compressing and backfilling the pipe

Intumescent pipe wraps

Like fire collars, these are designed to close services if there is a fire. However, pipe wraps offer broader parameters of use. They can be used on more hard-to-reach services without having to be mechanically fixed to the service, like collars.

Fire curtain installation service

Our fire curtain installation service will slow the spread of fire and smoke through unguarded hidden spaces such as shared roof voids.

In older buildings, partition walls often stop at ceiling height, leaving such roof voids exposed, often with no fire protection. Fire risk assessors will identity these fire risks, requiring them to be addressed as a matter of urgency.

The best fire stopping solution may be to install fire curtains to sub-divide a roof space and offer more manageable compartmentalisation. This creates an effective barrier against both fire and smoke penetration.

Fire curtains can also be installed across partition walls to increase the safety of escape routes. Once in place, they can give emergency services more time to enter a building and building occupants more time to leave it.

Selecting the best fire and smoke barriers for your building

If you have concerns about fire safety in your property, or you need passive fire protection systems installed following a fire risk assessment (FRA) please call us today.

We are happy to carry out a fire protect assessment to identity the best fire and smoke barriers for your building and tailor it to your requirements.

All work we undertake will be certified to meet the fire protection standards you require and will be third party-accredited. We only use reputable certified materials from established manufacturers within the fire protection industry.

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About Us

LegionellaSafe has a highly-skilled team of corporately-trained technicians and consultants, led by a senior management team with nearly 30 years of water industry experience.

You can trust us to deliver high quality service, backed by an assurance that we will always give you the best, and most transparent advice. So, your premises will stay Legionella-free and safe for your staff, customers and the wider public.

We are experienced and expert at using all appropriate legislation and regulations to deliver our Legionella advice and services, including:

  • Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • ACOP L8
  • Water Supply Regulations 1999
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health 2002
  • HSG274 Part 1, 2 and 3
  • BS:8580 – Risk Assessment Standards
  • Health Technical Memorandum 04-01

LegionellaSafe is a national service, with offices in the West Midlands, London, Manchester and Scotland.

We are part of a service group that deliver specialist emergency cleaning, waste management and pest control services to the UK’s largest and most demanding blue chip companies.

Head Office

LegionellaSafe Services, Office No.1, Grosvenor Court, Lea Hall Enterprise Park, Wheelhouse Road, Rugeley WS15 1LH
Telephone: 0808 133 0131 Email: info@legionellasafeservices.co.uk