Passive Fire Protection Systems for the Education Sector

Schools, Universities, Nurseries and Libraries all have in common the high number of students taking part in organised activities within set environments. Global HSE prides on performing ample audits and understanding a building’s needs before making practical suggestions towards improving passive fire protection systems. You can read more on our Education Sector experience here.

Services that Global HSE Solutions has integrated in schools and universities from design to installation are:

Compartmentation

All our passive fire protection works including compartmentation follow intense site inspections, in order to strictly assess and understand the building’s requirements.

The aim of Compartmentation is to limit the rapid spread of fire. By dividing building premises into discrete fire zones also referred to as “fire compartments”, fire is fought by forming a barrier against smoke, heat and toxic gases. Fire Compartmentation is designed to contain the fire in the area that it started, providing a good fire protection starting point for the building and its occupants regardless of other fire prevention systems. Fire Compartmentation is the most effective mean of limiting fire damage before the fire brigade arrives. The benefits of compartmentation are: limiting fire damage, allowing further fire prevention systems to be installed, increased fire protection for a limited period of time.

With Global HSE Solutions you can have the guarantee of the work done right. We will ensure that the building has the adequate compartmentation system, by completing a survey prior to performing any type of work. We will then perform any required additional works such as cavity barriers fitting, supply and installation of fire rated door sets, as well as fire rated ceilings and walls so that the compartmentation system meets the legislative standards.

Fire Rated Doors

Fire Rated Door Sets are an important component of passive fire protection. Effective fire rated door sets prevent the spread of fire, smoke and toxic gases. Our Ecoframe Composite Fire Door Sets are built to order and aim to increase the level of fire protection within set premises.

Fire Door Sets in the Education Sector not only represent a legislative requirement based on The Fire Safety Order 2005- UK Fire Regulations, but also have a crucial role in providing a safer learning environment.

Global HSE provide full supply and installation services, being Certifire approved.

Fire Rated Ceilings

Fire rated ceilings are another important component of passive fire protection. Fire rated ceilings provide fire protection to buildings, ensuring that in the event of a fire, the ceiling can block fire spread for certain amounts of time.

Fire rated ceilings are particularly beneficial to large premises within the Educations sector such as sport halls and concert halls,  where the evacuation of occupants can at times be problematic depending on the type of activity taking place.

Fire Rated Walls

Fire rated walls, just like fire rated ceilings, play an important role within efficient passive fire protection. Fire rated walls are designed to provide 30-120 minutes fire stopping.

Global HSE Solutions will ensure that your building benefits of an adequate passive fire protection system. Fire Rated Walls will always strengthen an existing passive fire protection system and will make the premises safer.