The Fire Sector Federation (FSF) this month discussed a revised edition of a guide created by the Passive Fire Protection Forum (PFPF), which will promote the quality and reliability of passive fire protection materials and systems, including fire-resistant walls, floors and doors.

Created in 2019, the PFPF’s ‘Guide to Undertaking Technical Assessments of Fire Performance of Construction Products Based on Fire Test Evidencewas produced following consultation with the National Fire Chief’s Council and is already referenced in the Building Regulations (Approved Document B). It is hoped that, in line with PFPF’s aim to develop best practice, the guide will act as a ‘single industry contact point’ for consultation on fire safety issues and encourage a robust a competent approach to the manufacture, installation and maintenance of products and systems.

Organisations endorsing the guide’s principles include the Association for Specialist Fire Protection, BRE Global, the British Woodworking Federation, the Fire Test Study Group, International Fire Consultants Limited, the Smoke Control Association and UL International (UK) Limited.