ASFP and FIS launch fire performance labelling scheme
The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) and the Finishes and Interior Sector (FIS), have launched a labelling initiative which aims to improve fire safety by identifying fire performance partitions and highlighting the risks of cutting holes in them for services.
Through the use of an affixed label, the Fire Performance Partition Labelling Scheme has been developed to encourage best practice and assist contractors, installers, building owners and facility managers in identifying when a partition is a barrier designed to provide protection from fire and prevent its spread. The labels can be used to identify any partition that is fire-rated and will include information on where to go for guidance on safely conducting work and maintaining the fire performance of the material.
The scheme will assist in any retrospective work where cabling or ducting is required to pass through a fire performance partition, reduce the risk of breaching the requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and help building owners avoid costly and disruptive remediation work.
Fire Performance Partition Labelling is available from distributors of fire-rated partition systems including CCF, Minster, Nevill Long and SIG Interiors, and contractors can order the self-adhesive tape along with their materials. For further information on the scheme, visit the ASFP website.