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How Often Should Fire Stopping Be Inspected?

What Is a Fire Stopping Inspection?

They identify any issues to prevent injury, fatality, legal problems, and non-compliances concerning the building’s passive fire protection measures that could arise due to an accident or emergency.

In the event of a fire, it’s essential that all elements perform as expected to minimise the risk of loss of life and property. Ultimately, they are a check that will identify any fire compartmentation areas that are non-compliant. 

How Often Should Fire Stopping Be Inspected?

Fire stopping inspections are carried out to ensure your building is safe in the event of an emergency. They are an essential inspection designed to identify any weaknesses in your building’s fire safety system.

With this in mind, it is recommended that a fire stopping inspection is completed at least once a year to keep your plan updated.

A yearly fire stopping inspection is recommended because any new installations can result in fire stopping areas becoming non-compliant due to alterations or damage. For example, if any electrical wires were altered (even something as small as TV wiring), your fire safety could be impacted, meaning more changes may be required.

Are Fire Stopping Inspections a Legal Requirement?

Whilst fire stopping inspections are not a legal requirement in the same way a Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) is, they are still extremely important.

What Is Involved in a Fire Stopping Inspection?

A fire stopping inspection typically takes place following an FRA. This will identify any areas that are not compliant and require further investigation. Then, the fire stopping inspection is completed in further detail to find all non-conformances within a given building or area. Once all identified issues are remediated, this will ensure the building meets fire safety standards in its entire capacity.

A fire stopping inspection will look at the overall passive protection strategy, ensuring compartmentation lines in your building are maintained. This will delay the passage of flames, smoke and toxic gases. However, compliant installations will have already achieved this.

The changes required following the fire stopping inspection can then be carried out by the original contractor (that completed the inspection) or a new remedial one. At Adaston, we offer both a survey and a remedial service. Once the issues from the FRA report have been addressed, it will be closed based on the completion of remedial actions.

How Much Does a Fire Stopping Inspection Cost? 

Fire stopping inspection prices can vary depending on the size of the building and the complexities of the inspection. Adaston’s fire stopping inspections are competitively priced and trusted by many companies to ensure their fire safety is kept up to date.

Book Your Fire Stopping Inspection with Adaston

Our fire stopping inspections are tailored to your specific needs, identifying any areas of non-compliance. We work with stakeholders to establish and implement a cost-effective solution to ensure your building is compliant and offers maximum safety for occupants.

It is understandable landlords may struggle to understand the rules and regulations regarding the building standards and fire safety. To ensure your premises are safe, contact us to conduct an inspection and rule out any risks or liabilities.

Written by

Nic Bohanna Linkedin

Nic is the Key Client Manager at Adaston with a degree from the prestigious Durham University. With a background in management in the service industry, he now ensures all our passive fire protection services run smoothly. When he’s not at work, you’ll find him pursuing his favourite activities of hill walking, a game of golf, or enjoying a nice cold pint.

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