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Passive Fire Protection

With ever more complex building service requirements, passive fire protection is becoming an increasingly complicated area.

Fire Safety Services installs specialist fire-stopping products which enables us to provide our clients with the best in passive fire protection.

What is Passive Fire Protection?

As its name suggests, passive fire protection is a form of fire safety provision that remains dormant, or inert, during normal conditions but becomes active in a fire situation. It is an integral component of structural fire protection in a building, which is designed to contain fires or slow their spread.

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What is the purpose of Passive Fire Protection?

The purpose of passive fire protection is to contain the spread of fire for sufficient time to permit the safe evacuation of all occupants of the premises and the arrival of the fire brigade. The person responsible for fire safety also has a duty of care towards any members of the emergency services, e.g. fire fighters, who may have to enter the premises during the course of a fire; in slowing the spread of flames, smoke and hot gases, passive fire protection also serves to ensure the building remains as safe as possible for entry in this situation.

Passive fire protection provision is required in all buildings, whether domestic or non-domestic, with the purpose of containing / compartmentalising / retarding the spread of fire.

Wide range of fire stopping products

We install a wide range of market leading products to meet the requirements of designers, specifiers and contractors, both for upgrading existing buildings and for use on new sites and refurbishment work.

Our service provides an efficient and cost-effective means of meeting building regulations for structural fire protection and specialist fire stop sealing for situations where services pass through fire rated walls and floors.

Products installed include: intumescent mastics, specialist fire stopping batts and coatings, fire rated compounds, specialist intumescent collars or wraps for P.V.C pipes and intumescent seals for construction joints.

Other Services

Other services we provide include: intumescent coatings for fire protection of steel works, application of fire protection boards, fire-rated ceilings and steel fire escapes.

*For a full list of acronyms and terms please see our glossary of terms.

More about Passive Protection on our blog

Our blog is designed to give you a greater understanding about fire safety and how our services can help you. All of our blog posts are written by members of our team who have vast experience in specific aspects of fire safety, so you can be sure that the information you are reading comes from a qualified source.

For posts specifically about passive fire protection – click here


Regional Coverage

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East Anglia

Covering: East Anglia & South East

East Midlands

Covering: East Midlands, North East & Scotland

West Midlands

Covering: West Midlands, South West, North West & Scotland


Covering: South & London

Our products & services extend to everything you require to keep your business compliant with todays legislations:

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