Passive Fire Stopping

The Compliance Experts

Passive fire stopping is vital to any fire strategy. Built in to the fabric of buildings, it safe guards lives and dramatically reduces the financial impact of fire for buildings and content.

Adequate passive fire stopping within buildings is a statutory requirement of ‘Approved Document B’ (2010) – Building Regulations.

The regulatory reform (Fire Safety) Order (2005) states – ‘any person who has some level of control in premises (responsible person) must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire’

Saracen Compliance Services work with customers across the facilities management and end user markets to ensure their compliance through survey, installation and rectification of passive fire systems including:

*  Fire protection to the structural frame of the building
*  Fire-resisting doors
*  Compartment walls and floors
*  Fire-resisting walls and partitions
*  Suspended ceilings
*  Fire-resisting glazing
*  Fire doors and hardware
*  Industrial fire curtains
*  Fire fighting shafts and stairwells
*  Fire-resisting dampers (mechanical or intumescent) used in horizontal or
vertical air distribution ducts
*  Fire-resisting ductwork
*  Fire-resisting service ducts and shafts
*  Linear gap seals
*  Penetration seals for pipes, cables and other services
*  Cavity barriers
*  Fire-resisting air transfer grilles (mechanical or intumescent)
*  The building envelope, e.g. fire-resisting external walls, curtain walls
*  Reaction to fire coatings
*  Hydrocarbon structural fire protection systems


Saracen Compliance Services carry out installation and remediation with our team of NVQ qualified, Firas accredited passive fire specialists and passive fire surveys carried out by our IFSM accredited passive fire inspectors ensuring the safety and compliance of buildings from the very North of Scotland to the very South of England and throughout Wales and Northern