Peace of mind
For those responsible for the specification of materials and/or for appointing the installation contractor, it is also their responsibility to ensure they can prove competency for the fire protection materials used, or the works to be carried out. It isn’t just a duty of care – it’s a legal obligation under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Approved Document B states – “Third party accreditation of systems, materials, products or structures provide a means of ensuring that installations have been conducted by knowledgeable contractors to appropriate standards, thereby increasing reliability of the anticipated performance in a fire”.
The correct installation of firestopping products is fundamental to their performance in stopping the spread of smoke and fire. The use of a third-party accredited installer provides evidence that correct systems are used and are competently installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s specification. This demonstrates compliance to specifiers, Insurers, building owners and occupiers.