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 at Firex Digital Week

The ASFP is proud to announce it is supporting the FIREX International/IFESEC free Digital Week content series on 18–22 May 2020. This five-day digital gathering delivers interactive and curated webinars, video interviews, technical reviews and live Q&A sessions to keep you connected with your fire safety colleagues. The Firex programme on 21 May will address major industry [...]

ASFP supports Fire Safety Event Online

The ASFP is supporting the Fire Safety Event Online on Friday 15 May. ASFP CEO Niiall Rowan will be offering a webinar presentation from 2pm on The Government proposals on construction products and the impact of Coronavirus on the construction industry. The full event will showcase some of the speakers from the previously scheduled seminar agendas and [...]

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 19/5/20CLC Site Operating Procedures Version 4 released The Construction Leadership Council has published an updated Site Operating Procedures ver4, which replaces the Site Operating Procedures ver3, which is now withdrawn. [...]

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. […]

Major Fire Exhibitions Rescheduled

The Coronavirus outbreak has led to a number of major events in the fire safety calendar being rescheduled. Both Firex International and the Fire Safety Event have been postponed until the Autumn of 2020. The revised dates for these events are: 8-10 September – Firex International 22-23 September – Fire Safety Event ASFP will continue […]

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.

Register for Firex 2020

The ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone will return to FIREX International 2020 on 19-21 May, hosting a number of ASFP members alongside practical workshops.

ASFP theatre at the Fire Safety Event

The ASFP will be hosting a Tall Building Fire Protection Area at the Fire Safety Event at the NEC on 28-30 April.

ASFP Annual General Meeting 2020

The ASFP will be hosting their Members Annual General Meeting on Friday 24 April 2020 at the Worshipful Company of Saddlers, London.

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 supports Firex 2020

The ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone will return to FIREX International 2020 on 19-21 May, hosting a number of ASFP members alongside practical workshops.

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 [...]