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Fire Safety Legislation requires building owners to take full responsibility of all aspects of fire safety within their premises.
As part of their risk assessment process, they are required to ensure that the fire rating elements of the building structure meet current legislation.
Once a fire has started, it is of vital importance to stop the fire spreading to other parts of the building.
A fire can spread in many ways, but correct installation of fire stopping materials can prevent this.
The main objective of our fire precaution systems in Exeter & Devon, is to:
Prevent the spread of fire, smoke and gases which could potentially trap employees and visitors
Reduce the chance of fire growing
Limit damage to the building
Provide employees with an adequate means of escape.
At FTEC our aim is to ensure your building has been surveyed and has the necessary fire precaution in place.
We can cover all aspects of Fire Compartmentation and precaution from the initial survey to the remedials and provide full detailed report with a list of recommendations - so you do not need to look any further.
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Fire Alarm Specialists in Exeter, Devon
There are 3 main types of fire alarm system: conventional, addressable, and wireless, but they are all designed with the same goal – to detect and alert the presence of a fire.
It is a legal requirement to have a fire detection and warning system, however the type of detectors required will depend on the type of building and work carried out in it.
UK fire alarm regulations state that your fire alarm must be adequately maintain. It is advise that inspections are carried out every 6 months and serviced quarterly.
Emergency Lighting Specialists in Exeter, Devon
Emergency lighting is designed to kick in when there is a loss of mains electricity. This could be caused by a fire. Without emergency lighting, the building could be exposed to sudden darkness, causing panic or physical danger to the building’s occupants.
It is a legal requirement that emergency lighting is tested monthly with a short function test, normally an hour duration, and then a 3 hour test carried out annually.
Fire Damper Specialists in Exeter, Devon
Fire dampers are designed to prevent a fire from spreading through a building through a duct work or ventilation system.
When a fire is detected, the damper will close to prevent the spread of fire or smoke through the barrier.
Fire dampers are an essential part of passive fire protections and it is important they are inspected, tested and maintained regularly to ensure correct operation.
A poorly maintained fire damper could be the difference between life or death if there is a fire in your building.
Fire Door Specialists in Exeter, Devon
Fire doors play an important role in protecting your building by holding back the spread of fire for up to two hours.
Heat from a fire, cause an intumescent seal to expand up to 10 times it’s original size, reducing the time in which fire and smoke will take to penetrate the door.
It is important that fire doors are installed correctly and checked every six months to ensure that they function correctly and meet current UK legislation and regulations
Intumescent Fire Stopping Specialists in Exeter, Devon
Intumescent products are used as a passive fire resistance measure. They are designed to expand when exposed to high temperatures and thus reducing the time in which a fire can spread.
Coated Batts. - A fire batt is a coated stone wool board used to reinstate the fire resistance performance of flexible & rigid wall and rigid floor constructions where these weaknesses occur. They will provide up to 2 hours fire protection where compartment walls and floors have been penetrated by services and must therefore be correctly sealed in order to maintain the buildings fire resistance levels.
Collars & Wraps – Fire collars and wraps contain a high performance intumescent which is bonded to the inside of a steel sleeve and can provide up to 4 hours fire resistance. When exposed to heat from a fire, they will rapidly expand inwards, crushing the pipe or ducting until it is completely sealed.
Acoustic Sealants – provide additional fire protection. The sealant will swell when exposed to heat, preventing the spread of smoke and fire though the smallest of gaps within a building.
Paints & Coatings – Intumescent paints and coating provide a fire resistant measure to structural steel. Heat causes a chemical reaction resulting in the to coating expanding by up to 500 times its original thickness. This coating insulates the steel to keep it below a temperature where it would become structurally unsafe.