Fire resisting compartmentation of a building is key to a building’s integrity in the event of a fire.
Preventing a fire from spreading between compartments increases the time for occupants to escape safely. Sound compartmentation is of particular importance where stay put policies or defend in place strategies are present and form part of the broader fire strategy to keep building occupants safe while remaining within a building housing a fire, until it is extinguished.
Fire compartmentation is breached and made defective for many reasons including holes drilled into the building fabric by building services contractors, security, telephone, and cable TV installations to name a few.
With recent tragic events proving that defective compartmentation can be fatal you can Rely on Fire Check to carry out a comprehensive detailed survey of your building to validate sound and compliant compartmentation and issue documentation to evidence this.
In instances where defects are identified our reporting system software allows us to take a digital image of the defect, pin it to a location on the building layout drawing and provide a text description of what the defect is. This software allows us to run reports for tender purposes and allows access to contractors pricing and undertaking defect repair so that they can upload photographic evidence of their repair work thus managing defect rectification.
Fire compartmentation consultants and auditors hold recognised qualifications that are industry recognised and are evidenced on each project.