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ADVISORY NOTES

These notes provide guidance on specific instances of the installation of some products

ASFP GUIDE TO INSPECTING PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION FOR FIRE RISK ASSESSORS (Download charges apply for non-members)

The guide is aimed at fire risk assessors and those directly involved in the specification, installation or maintenance of passive fire protection. It lays out clear, pragmatic guidance to enable the identification and inspection of all types of passive fire protection as part of a fire risk assessment, as required under UK legislation. The document offers guidance on: passive fire protection - what it is and how it works; building layout and construction; how to assess each type of passive fire protection measure within the context of a fire risk assessment for means of escape. It also provides examples of both good and bad workmanship, example checklists to compile an appropriate risk assessment and describes where to go for further guidance.

ASFP ON-SITE GUIDE TO INSTALLING FIRE STOPPING

provides practical advice for building owners and those responsible for maintaining and installing fire-stopping. It offers general guidance on site conditions and typical pre-installation checks, as well as offering detailed advice on best practice for the installation of products in particular types of application.

ASFP TECHNICAL GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS

These are codes of practice providing detailed guidance and advice for specifiers, designers and installers on specific applications, configurations or aspects of fire protection products and materials

BEST PRACTICE GUIDANCE (Download charges apply for non-members)

This contains guidance on effective and feasible recommendations and selection criteria for the use of BUILT-IN fire protection systems in buildings.

COLOUR BOOKS (Download charges apply for non-members)

These well known ASFP publications distinguished by their coloured covers and referenced in the Building Regulations provide definitive guidance on a range of passive fire protection measures used to protect steelwork, ductwork, partitions, penetrations seals and other components in building structures.

COMPETENCY COUNCIL FIRE RISK ASSESSMENT GUIDANCE

Every Responsible Person is required to conduct a suitable and sufficient fire risk assessment for their premises. A range of documents are available to assist.

CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS REGULATION

The CPR came into force on 24 April 2011; however, some sections of the regulation have been deferred to commence in 2013. The main purpose of the regulation is to simplify and clarify the framework created by the original directive. It is hoped that while being more transparent, the new regulation will be more effective in ensuring harmonised conformity within the European Union in the regulation of construction products.

GOVERNMENT CONSULTATIONS

Government Consultations Documents

PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION FORUM PUBLICATIONS

The Passive Fire Protection Federation represents trade associations, regulating authorities and testing organisations involved in all the component parts of buildings. A number of authoritative documents are available here.

PRESENTATIONS

Presentations from ASFP events and seminars