Compartmentation and Fire Door Surveys

What is involved?

Compartmentation is required to prevent the spread of fire and smoke and sub divide buildings into manageable areas of risk which allow suitable means of escape to be provided. To meet the legal requirements of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, building owners and occupiers must ensure that the fire compartmentation in their buildings is robust and being adequately managed and maintained. Compartmentation forms a critical part of the fire strategy for a building and is an integral part of the fire risk assessment process. NIFES has extensive experience of the challenges faced when carry out these types of surveys in new builds, existing and refurbished buildings. Having completed these surveys in hospitals, care homes and schools we are used to carrying them out in a discreet and professional manner. The actual performance of an installed fire door can vary significantly due to a wide variety of factors, including the door, frame, hardware, intumescent strips and smoke seals. NIFES have experts in all disciplines of fire safety, including fire door testing and inspection. Working as experienced professionals on NIFES client projects or independently, NIFES has significant experience across all sectors.

NIFES Approach:

NIFES teams of fire engineers have the expertise to prepare fire strategy reports for all types of buildings.

  • Establish the location and period of resistance required for the Compartmentation strategy in your building(s).
  • Conduct inspections of compartmentation including fire doors.
  • Prepare user friendly schedules of works, drawings and specifications for contractors to price against and implement work.
  • Provide on-going support to the contractor.
  • Conduct inspection of completed works to allow sign off, payment and hand over.

In addition to carrying out compartmentation and fire door surveys, NIFES has the skills and experience to help you create a comprehensive fire strategy which will ultimately protect your people, your property and your organisation. NIFES provide a strategic and practical approach to health and safety management in general, covering both short and long term objectives.

For more information, please contact:

Gareth Jones Tel: 0845 168 684

Mob: 07917 715269

E-mail: gareth.jones@nifes.co.uk