Understanding Fire Compartmentation

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Fire safety, especially fire compartmentation, is a critical consideration in any building. Fire compartmentation plays a vital role in containing and preventing the spread of fire.   Whether you are a landlord, resident/tenant, employee or business owner, the concepts of fire compartmentation and fire safety are crucial to understand. At Element PFP, we are committed to…

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Who Is The Responsible Person for Fire Risk Assessments?

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Firstly, What Is a Fire Risk Assessment? Before we discover who is a responsible person in a fire risk assessment, it is important to first understand what exactly a fire risk assessment is. In today’s world, ensuring the safety and well-being of occupants in any building is of paramount importance. Whether you own a business,…

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Understanding Fire Door Regulations

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Around 15,815 fires in non-residential buildings were reported in the UK between 2016 and 2017. In 9,000 of these fires, the damage was limited to a maximum of two floors. In just over 2,500 of these cases, entire buildings were damaged. The use of fire doors is one of the main reasons for the reduction…

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Regulation Update: Fire Safety in Construction

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Recent Updates on Guidance from Health and Safety Executive The Third Edition of the Fire Safety in Construction guidance document (HSG168) has been published by HSE (Health and Safety Executive. Created for designers, purchasers and developers within the construction industry, the 102-page document is essential in order to be aware of current legalities relating to…

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Element PFP Awarded Constructionline Gold Accreditation

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Achieving higher standards for your safety Element Passive Fire Protection has recently been awarded Constructionline Gold accreditation, as part of our continued mission to offer the highest standard of fire safety assessment and prevention services. The upgrade from Silver to Gold status means that not only do we meet PAS 91 requirements, but we also…

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Barbeque Fire Safety Tips

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Staying Safe This Summer Barbeque fire safety tips for the Summer from Element PFP. It sits at the back of the garden, the shed, or the garage for what feels like most of the year – the humble barbeque. As the weather finally improves and the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations kick into full swing, millions of…

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Preventing Fire – Six Signs Your Property is at Risk

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Looking out for potential causes of fire Here at Element PFP, preventing fire is our speciality. However, there are clear things to look out for when making fire safety checks at your premises. Here are six clear signs your property is at risk of fire, and how to fix them. Faulty power sockets and switches…

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What is Fire Compartmentation?

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You may have heard the term before, but what is fire compartmentation? What does it relate to and how does it affect your business? According to the FPA (Fire Protection Association), fire compartmentation is: “A building or part of a building comprising one or more rooms, spaces or storeys constructed to prevent the spread of…

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Intumescent Materials: A Physics Lesson in Firestopping

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Cavity barriers, intumescent paint, intumescent strips, downlighter hoods. If you’ve had fire-stopping materials fitted into your building, then your installers may have mentioned some of these words to you. But what are intumescent materials that are being added into your building, and how do they work? February’s blog is all about the science behind the…

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Festive Fire Safety: 5 Do’s and Don’ts

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Christmas is just around the corner! We’ve all been looking forward to a Christmas break where we can let our hair down and enjoy the festive period – it’s important to keep fire safety in mind! Here’s a few festive safety tips from Element PFP to help keep you and your family safe this Christmas.…

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