Association for Specialist Fire Protection

Membership of ASFP Ireland is open to contractors, manufacturers, distributors and other professionals engaged in passive fire protection.

Those operating only on the island of Ireland pay a discounted subscription rate reflecting the reduced level of benefit available to them. Members who operate in Great Britain or participate in technical task groups pay the full ASFP subscription rate. 

The ASFP offers the following categories of Ireland membership:

 

CONTRACTOR

Open to Applicators/Installers of Passive Fire Protection products and systems. Applicants for this class of membership shall:

- Demonstrate an ability to trade in Passive Fire Protection products and systems.
- Provide evidence of required levels of insurance.
- Provide evidence of employed staff eg CITB levy notice.
- Submit one year’s accounts.
- Provide evidence of membership of an appropriate UKAS accredited third party installer certification scheme.
- Employ workers in strict compliance with current legal requirements regarding employment.
- Comply with the ASFP code of practice for the supply, design and installation of Passive Fire Protection products or systems.
- Be accredited to ISO 9001 or submit details of Quality System identifying method of operation and management appropriate to their status as contractors

If an applicant is unable to demonstrate the required track record, probationary membership may be granted in the interim.  A probationary member shall not be entitled to display the logo.

 

MANUFACTURER

Open to Manufacturers of Passive Fire Protection products/systems. Applicants for this class of membership shall:

- Provide details of Passive Fire Protection products or systems manufactured.
- Provide evidence that the products/systems comply with the requirements and conditions of entry into the appropriate ASFP publications.
- Comply with the Code of Practice for the supply, design and installation of Passive Fire Protection products or systems.
- Be accredited to ISO 9001 or submit details of Quality System identifying method of operation and management in accordance with ISO 9001


DISTRIBUTOR

Open to specialist suppliers of Passive Fire Protection products and systems. Applicants for this class of membership shall:

- Provide details of Passive Fire Protection products or systems distributed.
- Provide evidence that the products/systems comply with the requirements and conditions of entry into the appropriate ASFP publications.
- Comply with the Code of Practice for the supply, design and installation of Passive Fire Protection products or systems.
- Be accredited to ISO 9001 or submit details of Quality System identifying method of operation and management appropriate to their status as distributors

 

ASSOCIATE

Open to businesses not installing, manufacturing or distributing Passive Fire Protection products and systems, such as testing organisations, certification bodies, raw materials suppliers, professional service providers within the fire protection industry.

Each application is assessed on an individual basis. Applicants for this class of membership shall:
Be accredited to ISO 9001 or submit details of Quality System identifying method of operation and management appropriate to their status as associates (e.g. UKAS accreditation for testing laboratories and certification bodies)

Associate members who are operating as fire risk assessors shall either be a member of a UKAS accredited third party certification scheme for fire risk assessors or be listed in an appropriate register e.g. that operated by IFE, IFSM etc.

Associate members who are operating as fire consultants or other members offering professional services such as software design shall have appropriate experience and qualification e.g. by being a member of a professional body, or hold a professional qualification.

 

INDIVIDUAL

Open to those who are individuals and not a business, but may work within a business e.g. Building Control. Each application is assessed on an individual basis. It is the ‘individual’ who will have sole membership and not a business they may have links with.

This is a category of membership designed specifically for individuals to help further their knowledge and understanding of passive fire protection. Individual members have no voting rights.