Passive Fire Protection (PFP) is an essential part of structural fire protection, slowing the spread of smoke and fire to give building occupants more time to act.
Passive Fire Protection (PFP) is an essential component of structural fire protection and refers to elements within a building designed to contain and slow the spread of fire.
Passive Fire Protection generally involves the compartmentalisation of a building using fire-resistant walls, floors, doors and fire-stopping devices. Segmenting a building into smaller components lined with fire resistant elements gives no additional fuel to any potential fire and creates a barrier to its spread. In the unfortunate event of a fire, Passive Fire measures intend to isolate the fire to its compartment of origin, therefore limiting the spread of fire and smoke for a period of time. If fire does escape to a neighbouring compartment, fire resistant elements in other segments of the building will continue to limit its spread.
The benefits of Passive Fire Protection are vast and make it an essential part of structural fire protection in any building.
By limiting the spread of fire and smoke, Passive Fire measures provide more time for building occupants and emergency services to respond and act in the event of a fire.
Additional time for occupants to evacuate can mean the difference between life and death, and limiting the spread of toxic smoke can help prevent thermal damage and poisoning to occupants in close vicinity to the blaze.
For emergency services, Passive Fire Protection adds crucial time for them to respond and begin combating the fire and isolating any blaze to one compartment within the building makes it easier for emergency services to contain and eliminate.
Coupled with the increased safety for occupants, Passive Fire Protection also offers reduces structural damage to components throughout the greater building. By isolating fire to one compartment within the building and slowing its spread it reduces the risk that other segments are damaged by fire and smoke. This minimises the damage caused by any potential blaze and effectively reduces the overall cost of any remediation work required after an incident.
Consequently,by reducing the risk of widespread structural damage Passive Fire Protection can also help to reduce insurance costs for your building, therefore adding significant value to the building and contributing greatly to the safety of its occupants.
Recognising the tremendous value of Passive Fire Protection, Cake Commercial Services entered the market in 2018. We now employ a skilled team of Passive Fire Installers and are equipped to offer a range of Passive Fire solutions for all structures and regardless of whether they are completed or under-construction.
An important distinction for Cake’s Passive Fire Team are our qualifications. Although unnecessary under current regulations, all Cake Passive Fire Installers are fully licensed in the profession. This reflects our focus on safety and ensures a high level of quality assurance that clients can rely on.
For more information of Cake’s Passive Fire Protection services please don’t hesitate to contact us.