A Fire Stopping Survey from RM Risk Management can ensure that this isn’t the case should a fire event unfortunately occur.
A Fire Stopping Survey will determine areas where fire resisting walls have been breached, so the correct remedial works can be performed to restrict the spread of fire and smoke through your building. Any penetrations in the fire resisting barriers throughout should be fire-stopped using the approved products in the correct applications. It is also vital to ensure the fire resisting element is maintained above fire doors.
We can identify the problem areas and perform a detailed inspection above suspended ceilings, loft spaces and between floors to ensure fire cannot extend through the building by means of travelling through the voids.
Our surveyors are knowledgeable of the following:
Our clients receive a professionally produced survey report that is easy to understand with a list of recommendations, and should any question arise our expert team is always happy to assist.
We have a team of contractors on hand to provide quotations for remedial works if necessary.
We've answered the common questions we get asked about this service
A Fire Stopping Survey is an inspection to determine areas where the fire resisting construction has been breached and requires sealing.
A Compartmentation Survey is a destructive inspection of walls and floors to determine the level of fire resisting construction in order to produce compartmentation plans.
Our fire stopping survey will be non-intrusive unless stated in the schedule. The surveyor will not:
We will need the building plans showing lines of fire resistance, also known as compartmentation lines. These lines are generally indicated on a fire strategy drawing.
In the absence of a Fire Strategy drawing, a life safety approach will be taken looking at means of escape and high-risk areas. High risk areas may include IT server rooms, service risers, plant rooms and boiler rooms, however additional rooms as identified by the client may be factored in.
A Fire Stopping Survey can be a time-consuming exercise for an inspector. Depending on the size of the building, a survey may take anything from 1 day to 1 week. Every Fire Strategy is different and therefore priced on request. We provide an after-care service to all of our clients offering ongoing advice and meetings where necessary.
We are based in the West Midlands, but our assessors work nationwide. The majority of our work is in London, Birmingham and Manchester, however we look after our clients’ properties all over the UK, including the Channel Islands and Northern Island.
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A PDF and Web report with recommendations
Fire Safety Management Software to assist in ongoing risk management
Support for each and every risk assessment
To assist in your understanding of health and safety requirements, we will identify hazards on site and, for each one, we will determine how well we believe you are currently complying with health and safety standards through observation, evaluation of documentation and discussion.
For quality assurance, RM has a two stage validation process for each and every audit that is published. First the report is verified by the assessor that carried out the assessment, and secondly the respective Department Head reviews and validates the report before publishing to the client.
To help you to actively manage your risks, RM publishes all of its assessment reports to the Health And Safety Advisory Database (HASAD) where, amongst other things, you will be able to view and download static and dynamic PDF reports. In addition, you can view and search risks according to the categorisation of Intolerable, Substantial and Moderate, or Monitor & Review with Traffic Light methodology.