What is Passive Fire Protection?

The primary aim of any Fire Protection system is:

  • to prevent the passage and spread of smoke and fire
  • to allow for the safe escape of any occupants
  • to reduce the amount of damage caused to the building structure
  • to reduce the risk to the emergency services

By installing Passive Fire Protection systems such as Intumescent Coatings or Fire Boards to Structural Steel and ensuring all Service Penetrations and Voids are sealed using Fire Batts and Penetrations Seals this will aid to contain the fire by delaying both the collapse of the building structure and the growth of the fire.

Approved Document B, UK Building regulations 2000