FIRAS scheme for Cavity Barrier Systems

Cavity barriers, whether large ones to divide spaces typically in roof voids or small ones fitted between fire resisting elements are essential detailing that if omitted or fitted incorrectly can easily compromise the fire safety in a building. Their correct installation is therefore essential.

Using a FIRAS certificated company ensures that installers, assessed by FIRAS for their competence, will be adequately supervised and will only use the correct products and methods within their tested and approved scope.

FIRAS installers are required to maintain records of every contract undertaken and to inform FIRAS of all contracts so that random inspections of the installation work can be undertaken.

On completion the company will issue a certificate of conformity.

The FIRAS scheme for cavity barriers was developed in conjunction with the Association of Specialist Fire Protection.