The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced a programme of free passive fire protection (PFP) webinars.

Each will focus on a different PFP system, providing a detailed introduction to the main characteristics of each product type and explaining the product testing, performance and installation requirements. They will also introduce the ASFP best practice guidance related to each product – particularly the ASFP suite of ‘Colour Books’, which are referenced in the Building Regulations and provide definitive guidance on the full range of passive fire protection measures.

The first event will take place from 12-1pm on Wednesday 12 August and will focus on Fire resisting ductwork. Coinciding with the launch of the second edition of the ASFP’s Blue Book European Version – Fire resisting ductwork. Tested to BS EN1366 Parts 1, 8 & 9 (Classification to BS EN13501 Parts 3 & 4), the event will explain what fire resisting ductwork is and the performance requirements placed on it. The session aims to help attendees to understand the essential factors relating to the design and installation of fire resisting ductwork (including smoke control ductwork) in accordance with UK and EU legislation. It will outline the relevant Building Regulations and European (BS EN) Standards which apply.

The webinar will be of interest to all involved in the manufacture, design, specification, installation and maintenance of fire-resisting ductwork. It will also offer useful guidance to inspection authorities, risk assessors, facilities managers and business owners, providing a useful introduction to all the requirements related to maintaining the fire resistance of walls & floors penetrated by  ducts and key considerations including the support, testing, labelling cleaning and maintenance of ductwork systems.

The full programme of scheduled events includes:

  • Wednesday 12 August, 12-1pm – Fire-resisting ductwork
  • Wednesday 9 September, 12-1pm – Active fire curtains
  • Wednesday 14 October, 12-1pm – Firestopping and penetration seals
  • Wednesday 11 November, 12-1pm – Fire protection of structural steel
  • Wednesday 9 December, 12-1pm – Fire and smoke resisting dampers