Highlighting the burning issue of passive fire protection

A company in Milton Keynes is raising awareness of the issue of Passive Fire Protection (PFP). PFP is a form of fire safety that remains dormant in normal conditions but becomes active in a fire. It is an integral component of structural fire protection in a building, designed to contain fires or slow their spread. Aleron Fire Protection Ltd is a specialist in this area, working with businesses to ensure their walls, floors, ceilings, paint and doors all comply with the relevant fire safety standards. “The need to ensure that buildings are adequately protected against the risk of fire has become a high-profile topic after the recent tragic events at Grenfell Tower and the Glasgow School of Art,” says Tony Rice, Managing Director at Aleron Fire Protection Ltd. “Generally, when it comes to fire protection, people think it extends to a fire alarm, extinguishers and fire exit signs to alert residents and employees in the event of a fire. While these are essential elements of a building’s fire strategy, we find that the passive fire protection requirements in a building can often be neglected or overlooked completely.” Aleron Fire Protection Ltd wants to make more companies aware of the importance of the passive elements of fire protection as they can really make a difference when it comes to how quickly a fire can take hold and spread through a building. “In many fires, the risk to life is not the flames themselves but the smoke, heat and toxic fumes associated with the fire,” adds Tony. “Passive fire protection provides a barrier to the passage of these potentially life-threatening outputs of a fire, giving people living and working in the building time to escape safely.”

Tony Rice, Managing Director at Aleron Fire Protection
Tony Rice, Managing Director at Aleron Fire Protection

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