TRIMAN PASSIVE FIRE
FIRE DOORS & FIRE STOPPING
WHAT IS A FIRE DOOR?
A fire door is not just the door leaf, it is a complete assembly. It comprises the frame, any glazing, intumescent fire, and smoke seals, and all the ironmongery that is used on the door, such as hinges, door closers, latches, locks, letter plates and door viewers.
A fully functioning fire door will slow and isolate the spread of fire and smoke within a building.
If your fire doors are not fit for purpose, your building, assets, and occupants are at risk in the event of a fire.
THE ROLE OF A FIRE DOOR
THE ROLE OF A FIRE DOOR
The role of a Fire Exit Escape Door is to allow people, in the event of a fire, to escape the building and to reach a place of safety.
Effective fire doors are essential to ensure that occupants can evacuate a burning building quickly and safely; avoiding potentially fatal consequences. Escape routes in buildings such as offices, schools, hotels, etc require significant protection, and fire doors are probably the single most important element in giving occupants time to safely evacuate a building.
Just like other fire safety devices, such as fire extinguishers and alarms, fire doors and final escape doors need regular, thorough inspection and maintenance. This will ensure that they perform as intended in the event of a fire.
KEEP THE FIRE IN A COMPARTED AREA
Starve the fire of oxygen
Protect the other compartments
Provide a safe means of escape
THE LAW ON FIRE DOORS
Since 2006 the law in England and Wales has shifted responsibility for Fire Safety to building owners or operators. So whether you run an office, a school, a care home, or any other building (other than a private house) you are now legally obliged to appoint someone to take steps to reduce the risk from fire.
Getting this right can save lives and reduce any fire risk in the property you own or manage. A key component of these responsibilities is the undertaking of Fire Door Inspections, best practice suggests these should be on a Six-monthly basis.
SO WHAT DOES A FIRE DOOR SURVEY PROVIDE?
A thorough review of every door will be captured within the survey to determine compliance or non-compliance to passive fire protection regulations.
Depending on the Clients requirements the following components of the door will be checked:
Intumescent & Smoke Seals
Air Transfer Grills
Door Frames, Leaf’s & Closers
Each door is meticulously measured and inspected to understand its potential fire integrity and rating. This will identify very quickly an overall picture of risk and where corrective action must be taken.
FIRE DOOR SURVEY INSPECTION SOFTWARE
We understand that as well as the integrity of the Fire Door survey, the quality of the subsequent report is critical to the overall service we deliver.
This is why we have invested heavily in our Fire Door Inspection software which enables us to carry out fast mobile inspections on-site using an easy-to-use app that can professionally capture comments, observations, and where required take pictures of failing components.
The site survey information is then transmitted to our support office where a professional detailed report is produced including a full list of each test undertaken on each door and a summary of all identified issues that require corrective action.
An example of one of our Fire Door Surveys can be downloaded here:
We would be delighted to discuss how we can assist your company in providing a professional and efficient Fire Door Inspection service
WHAT IS FIRE STOPPING?
A Firestop or Fire-stopping is a form of passive fire protection that is used to seal around openings and between joints in a fire-resistance-rated wall or floor assembly. Firestops are designed to maintain the fireproofing of a wall or floor assembly allowing it to impede the spread of fire and smoke.
Where services such as water, gas, electrics, or communications penetrate through a building’s fire-resistant compartment lines, it is vitally important to ensure that the hole is appropriately sealed with a suitable fire stopping solution. Both the Building Regulations and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (RRFSO) require that the person fitting fire-stopping products is competent to do so.
We offer a comprehensive range of fire stopping services to ensure building compartments, walls, floors, service risers, and roof voids retain their fire protection.
WHY IS OUR FIRE STOPPING OFFERING DIFFERENT?
Traditionally contractors delivering services in this area would request that an initial full survey of your building would need to be undertaken to identify the potential Fire Stopping works that were required. Dependent on the size and complexity of the building, this could take several days and cost significant sums of money with the result of no actual rectification works being completed.
Our desire is to provide a more cost effective and consultative approach:
Initial site meeting to understand type, size and complexity of building and spot check key areas
Agree the critical Fire Stopping issues that the client is looking to resolve within the nominated building areas
Create an agreed Schedule of Rates against each type of Fire Stopping rectification works and if appropriate a maximum spend
Our team will then begin to survey the building and where they identify types of Fire Stopping works that fit the critical criteria they will complete the works whilst they are in that area and have access to it
At completion of the survey, a report will be produced detailing all of the areas surveyed, works completed under the schedule of rates and records of other critical and essential areas that should be considered as needing attention in the future
We believe that by adopting this approach we can demonstrate value for money and create a process where over time your entire building can be safely protected