The ASFP News page keeps you up to date with our latest news, events and work programmes, but also with developments and policy publications from relevant industries and organisations and the wider world passive fire protection.

ASFP to resume classroom training

The ASFP is to resume face-to-face classroom training with several Autumn dates for the Level 2 and Level 3 Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection in Dublin, and a Level 2 Course in Passive Fire Protection commencing in Coventry on 8 July. With numbers restricted to comply with social distancing requirements, the July course is […]

ASFP to partner with the BCF for administrative services

Having spent the last forty years running its administrative operations via the offices of Association Group Management Ltd in Bordon, Hampshire, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is to appoint the British Coatings Federation (BCF) as its new secretariat service provider. This will involve transferring the ASFP’s entire secretariat and administration function to the […]

ASFP offers free access to key guidance documents

To support the construction and fire sectors during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has removed all charges for pdf downloads of its key guidance documents from 1 June, offering free access for all to these essential educational resources. The ASFP Colour book series, the ASFP Guide to Inspecting Passive Fire Protection for […]

Fire Safety Event 2020 rescheduled to April 2021

Nineteen Group has announced that the Fire Safety Event and related shows will not take place in September 2020 as planned following their original postponement from April as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on 27-28 April 2021. The company’s full statement is available on the Fire Safety Event […]

Firex 2020 rescheduled to 2021

Informa has announced that Firex International will not take place in September 2020 as planned following its original postponement from May as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on 18-20 May 2021. Further details will be announced as plans progress. For further information visit  

Catch up on ASFP Firex Digital Week webinars

The ASFP took part in the FIREX International/IFESEC free Digital Week content series on 18–22 May 2020. The Firex on 21 May addressed major industry issues and included: ASFP’s CEO Niall Rowan and the FIA’s Ian Moore on COVID–19’s impact on the life safety sector Expert discussion on key industry issues, including ‘life after Grenfell’ [...]

View the ASFP at Fire Safety Event Online on demand

ASFP CEO Niall Rowan offered a webinar presentation on The Government proposals on construction products and the impact of Coronavirus on the construction industry at the Fire Safety Event Online on Friday 15 May. The full event is now available to view on demand. It includes the following presentations: Fire approach for the NHS Nightingale [...]

Coronavirus Updates

The ASFP Coronavirus Updates provide regular news, advice and links to resources to aid members through the Coronavirus crisis .vc_custom_1419240516480{background-color: #f9f9f9 !important;} ASFP Coronavirus Update 2/7/2020New edition of the CLC Site Operating Procedures The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has released Site Operating Procedures Version 5 which has been updated to reflect the latest Government guidance following [...]

ASFP responds to Government Building Safety Bill proposals

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) welcomes the Government’s plans to reform building safety and undertake a major review of the building regulations, a move which the Association believes is long overdue. The Association also welcomes plans to establish new regulators for Building Safety and for Construction Products, and a new Construction Products Standards […]

ASFP highlights online learning resources

With many companies moving staff to remote working, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is highlighting the wide range of online resources it offers to help educate all involved in the built environment. The available material is suitable for installers, designers, specifiers and contractors, as well as building owner occupiers, risk assessors and enforcement agencies. […]

ASFP launches PI Insurance Cover Scheme

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has partnered with an insurance broker to offer a new Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover Scheme for existing and prospective ASFP members. The move is in response to reports from specialist fire protection sub-contractors that they are finding it increasingly difficult to obtain cover, with many facing significant premium [...]

ASFP seeks Training Officer

ASFP is seeking a Training Officer to support the training activities for this flourishing trade association.

ASFP Calls for Improvements in the Quality of Construction

ASFP calls for improvements in the quality of construction following spate of large loss fires

ASFP Appoints Business Manager

The ASFP has appointed Mike Ward as the associations new Business Manager.

ASFP announces 2019 Passive Fire Protection Award winners

The ASFP announced the winners of the 2019 Passive Fire Protection Industry Awards on Thursday 5 December.

ASFP response to the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry Report

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) welcomes the release of the report following the first phase of the Public Inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire

ASFP Workshop provides PFP recommendations

The ASFP held a Passive Fire Protection Workshop at the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) AGM and Conference in Brighton on 17 July

Tribute to former CEO Graham Ellicott

It is with great sadness that the ASFP announces that former ASFP CEO Graham Ellicott passed away on 25 July

ASFP supports IFE Conference

The ASFP will be exhibiting at the IFE AGM and Conference in Brighton on 17-18 July, where it will also be hosting a Workshop on Passive Fire Protection

ASFP Firex Workshops – presentations available

The ASFP hosted a series of Practical Workshops and Lunchtime Lectures each day at Firex International 18-20 June 2019, ExCeL London.

ASFP CEO speaks at housing seminar

ASFP CEO Niall Rowan gave a presentation at the Frankham RMS Fire Safety in Housing Seminar, on the 20th February 2019. The session considered the potential for increasing the competence of those involved in all aspects of fire protection in housing.

ASFP announces 2018 Passive Fire Protection Award winners

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection announced the winners of the 2018 Passive Fire Protection Industry Awards on Friday, 7 December 2018 at an Awards Lunch held in the Plaisterers’ Hall, London. The five awards were presented by BBC broadcaster Steph McGovern to companies and individuals judged to have contributed to the advancement of awareness, [...]

ASFP supports Hackitt recommendations

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection welcomes the recommendations from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, which it believes offer a brave and mature approach aimed at helping to deliver a safer built environment. However, the ASFP believes that the recommended reforms should be applied to cover the great majority of buildings rather than [...]

ASFP encouraged by Government response to Hackitt review

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection broadly welcomes the Government’s response to the Hackitt review, which accepts the majority of Dame Judith Hackitt’s recommendations. The Association also welcomes the announcement of a review of Approved Document B. The ASFP is encouraged that the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) implementation plan states that [...]

ASFP supports Firex 2019

FIREX International is the global arena for sourcing fire safety products, guidance and expertise. It is the only event that connects the global fire and security markets, and gives fire and security professionals access to the very latest technology from suppliers across the world, cutting-edge solutions and the essential knowledge to ensure life safety. 

ASFP accredits Thin Film Intumescent Coatings Training Course

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has entered into an agreement with MPI Group to accredit the Corrodere Thin Film Intumescent Coatings Training Course, a new module under the Train the Painter coating applicator training programme. Intumescent coatings are applied to structural steel either on or off site to prevent structural failure in the event of [...]

ASFP welcomes launch of RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is pleased to announce that the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a consultation on a new RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety. The document represents the culmination of work which was initiated in 2016 when the ASFP convened a panel of stakeholders from across the built environment [...]