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 Coronavirus Update 1/4/20

SITE OPERATIONS As more construction sites close, Government Business Minister Alok Sharma has identified construction as an example of work that should continue during the coronavirus lockdown. In a letter of thanks to the construction industry, Mr Sharma thanks us for responding to the call to action, supporting the economy, and delivering for the nation […]

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 Coronavirus Update 25/3/20

As the Coronavirus lockdown continues there remains uncertainty about how long construction sites will remain open. The Cabinet Office and several senior ministers have confirmed that Government Policy is that construction sites can remain open so long as social distancing rules are applied. Many major contractors/developers are making the decision to close as are many […]

ASFP Coronavirus Update 24.03.20

Further to the information we provided to members on Friday 20th March much has changed over the weekend culminating with the Prime Minister’s message last night on national television shutting down on all non-essential activities, which was presumed to include construction sites. Today there have been conflicting statements from other government ministers stating that as […]

ASFP Coronavirus Update 20/3/2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 is developing rapidly and the impact on our members, their customers and workforces in the construction industry will be dramatic and in some cases unavoidable. We are receiving a lot of information and are filtering to provide you with clear and targeted and knowledge, sometimes abridged. Businesses should follow the most up-to-date guidance. […]

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 [...]