The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) and FIS, which represents the Finishes and Interior Sector, launched a Fire Performance Partition Labelling Scheme at Firex International 2016.

The labelling initiative aims to identify fire performance partitions to installers, M&E contractors, building owners, and facilities managers and highlight the risks of cutting holes in them for services. Such holes negate the performance of the partition, and allow smoke and fire to pass from one compartment to another, which could lead to loss of life and extensive damage to the building, as well as having huge impacts on the business.

Video – The correct specification and installation of fire-stopping

This describes why any breaches in compartment walls and floors for service openings must be appropriately fire stopped.  It highlights the inappropriate use of so called fire-rated polyurethane (PU) foams as an issue of significant concern. These are often sold on the basis of their fire retardancy rather than the much more severe fire resistance tests that fire-stopping must satisfy. Click to view

ASFP On-site guide to fire-stopping

This short document gives site workers some basic guidance on fire-stopping products and techniques and signposts them to other documents with more detailed information. Click to download

ASFP TGD 17 Code of practice for installation & inspection firestopping

This document is aimed at those responsible for designing and procuring fire-stopping and those responsible for on-going up-keep and maintenance. It gives information on how and who to use to install fire-stopping and also includes details of inspection regimes that should be carried out both after installation and throughout the life of the building. Click to download

ASFP ‘Red Book’ Fire-stopping: penetration seals, linear joint seals and cavity barriers

This is the authoritative fully illustrated ‘bible’ on fire-stopping and is referenced in Approved Document B of the Building Regulations.  It includes descriptions of all the types of firestopping currently used together with their strengths and weaknesses. It has detailed information on the fire testing, certification and CE marking of fire-stopping products. Finally, it contains data sheets for ASFP member products which have been comprehensively tested and certificated for fire-stopping. Click to download

Video – The correct specification and installation of fire-stopping

This describes why any breaches in compartment walls and floors for service openings must be appropriately fire stopped.  It highlights the inappropriate use of so called fire-rated polyurethane (PU) foams as an issue of significant concern. These are often sold on the basis of their fire retardancy rather than the much more severe fire resistance tests that fire-stopping must satisfy.

ASFP On-site guide to fire-stopping

This short document gives site workers some basic guidance on fire-stopping products and techniques and signposts them to other documents with more detailed information. Click to download

ASFP TGD 17 Code of practice for installation & inspection firestopping

This document is aimed at those responsible for designing and procuring fire-stopping and those responsible for on-going up-keep and maintenance. It gives information on how and who to use to install fire-stopping and also includes details of inspection regimes that should be carried out both after installation and throughout the life of the building. Click to download

ASFP ‘Red Book’ Fire-stopping: penetration seals, linear joint seals and cavity barriers

This is the authoritative fully illustrated ‘bible’ on fire-stopping and is referenced in Approved Document B of the Building Regulations.  It includes descriptions of all the types of firestopping currently used together with their strengths and weaknesses. It has detailed information on the fire testing, certification and CE marking of fire-stopping products. Finally, it contains data sheets for ASFP member products which have been comprehensively tested and certificated for fire-stopping. Click to download