FIRAS scheme for Penetration Sealing Systems

Penetration sealing systems are a fundamental requirement of fire safety in buildings. Often a neglected part of the building's fire protection and installed by non-specialists they are nevertheless vital in maintaining compartmentation and preventing the spread of fire and smoke and must be properly installed.

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 penetration sealing systems was developed in conjunction with the Association of Specialist Fire Protection.

Details of companies certificated under the scheme can be found in the Register.