FIRAS scheme for Structural Steel Protection

Few things are more fundamental to the fire safety of a steel framed building than the fire protection of the structural skeleton since failure can lead to the premature collapse.

The FIRAS scheme for structural steel protection covers board systems, sprays and intumescent paint.

Using a FIRAS certificated company ensures that installers, assessed by FIRAS for their competence, will be adequately supervised and will only use the correct materials 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 structural fire protection was developed in conjunction with the Association of Specialist Fire Protection.

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