Passive Fire Protection for the Hospitality Industry
Global HSE offers comprehensive Passive Fire Protection services to virtually all types of buildings in the Hospitality industry. Hotels, hostels and bed & breakfast buildings all have in common the sleeping component which makes these buildings more susceptible to fire hazards. It is therefore crucial for managers to make commercially sound investments for all premises. You can read more on our Hospitality expertise here and here.
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 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 door sets, as well as fire rated ceilings and walls so that the compartmentation system meets the legislative standards.
Fire Door Sets
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. Fire Door Sets are built to order and aim to increase the level of fire protection within set premises.
Fire Door sets in the Hospitality industry 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 sleeping environment.
Global HSE provide full supply and installation services, being Certifire approved.
Closely linked to compartmentation works are fire barriers. Fire barriers are designed to inhibit the spread of fire, heat, smoke and toxic gases. Fire barriers are usually embedded part ceilings and roofs, as legislative standards from the National Building Regulations require.
Fire Barriers usually provide 30 minutes fire integrity, although it can raise up to 120 minutes. Within the Hospitality industry, fire barriers provide extra fire safety, ensuring building premises and occupants are kept safe should a fire occur.
Global HSE provide bespoke fire barrier services, ensuring the building requirements are fully considered.
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 Hospitality industry such as conference rooms, where the evacuation of occupants can be problematic
Fire Rated Walls
Fire rated walls, just like fire rated ceilings play an important role within efficient passive fire protection for the Hospitality industry. Fire rated walls are designed to provide 30-120 minutes fire stopping.
Global HSE 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.