FIRAS scheme for Fire Resisting Partitions
Partition systems not only divide large areas into smaller, useable space but are often critical elements in the fire safety strategy of a building reducing compartment size and protecting means of escape. Their correct installation together with that of the doors and glazing which may be included is essential to maintaining the fire safety of a building.
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 systems 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 fire resisting doors and doorsets was developed in conjunction with the Association of Specialist Fire Protecion .
Details of companies certificated under the scheme can be found in the Register.