Fire Stopping

Fire Stopping

Passive fire stopping is vital to any fire strategy. Built in to the fabric of buildings, it safeguards lives and dramatically reduces the financial impact of fire for buildings and their contents.

Any fire strategy should include passive fire stopping as it is vital in safeguarding human lives. Built into the fabric of buildings, it is a lifesaver and drastically reduces the financial impact of fire for buildings and content.

Implementing passive fire-stopping materials within buildings is a statutory requirement of ‘Approved Document B’ (2010) – Building Regulations.

The regulatory reform (Fire Safety) Order (2005) affirms – ‘any person who has some level of control in premises (responsible person) must take reasonable steps to reduce the risk from fire and make sure people can safely escape if there is a fire’

JC Watson collaborates with clients across the facilities management and end-user sectors to ensure they comply with these requirements through survey, installation, and rectification of passive fire systems including:

  • Fire protection to the structural frame of the building
  • Fire-resisting glazing
  • Suspended ceilings
  • Compartment walls and floors
  • Industrial fire curtains
  • Fire-resisting walls and partitions
  • Fire doors and hardware
  • Fire fighting shafts and stairwells
  • Fire-resisting dampers (mechanical or intumescent) used in horizontal or vertical air distribution ducts
  • Fire-resisting service ducts and shafts
  • Hydrocarbon structural fire protection systems
  • Linear gap seals
  • Fire-resisting ductwork
  • Penetration seals for pipes, cables and other services
  • Cavity barriers
  • Penetration seals for pipes, cables and other services
  • Fire-resisting air transfer grilles (mechanical or intumescent)
  • The building envelope, e.g. fire-resisting external walls, curtain walls etc.
  • Reaction to fire coatings

We involve in installation and remediation works with our team of NVQ qualified, BM TRADA Q Mark accredited passive fire specialists, as well as passive fire surveys carried out by our IFSM accredited passive fire inspectors ensuring the safety and compliance of buildings.