Introduction to NAPFIS

The role of passive fire systems within buildings is critical to the overall fire safety of the building design and consequently for its occupants. Rigorous test procedures are required from manufacturers for these systems; ensuring the highest product quality and performance is supplied to the construction sector. However, the quality assurance process often collapses at the point of installation. This raises the question: “How can you ensure correct installation?”

There are various schemes of auditing available within the industry, offering spot checks and certification. These schemes are effective, but can be costly to the trades person and companies that install passive fire systems.

It is common knowledge that that most installers of passive fire prevention products belong to the traditional trades: carpentry, plumbing, bricklaying, painting and decorating, electrical, etc. Not only do they install passive fire protection systems in new builds, but also during the maintenance of existing properties. These trades people are often employed, and the cost to join existing auditing schemes is prohibitive.


Training

The main goal of a NAPFIS training is that it equips you, the trades-person, with new skills and knowledge. The aim of this knowledge is to make you more employable and aiding you in branching out into an area which you now need to consider, complying with all relevant Fire regulations that are currently in force.   We aim to provide training that uses various teaching methods, with good resources and pays attention to differing learning styles, but most importantly helps you keep people safe in the event of a fire.

Certified Safety

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which became law in October 2006, requires organisations that employ five or more people to carry out a Fire Risk Safety Assessment to protect the structure of the building and all those who work within it. This means that tradespersons and others related to the Construction Industry will need to have a wider knowledge concerning fire safety. At NAPFIS we can help ou gain this knowledge and ultimately enable you to certify your own work, giving your clients confidence in your passive fire work.

Working Together

At NAPFIS we’re committed to playing our part in achieving a safe passage of escape for everyone contained within a building in the event of a fire. An essential part of that commitment is to openly share essential passive fire safety information. We want to work with you, the tradesmen, who are on the front line to find ways to continually improve the standards of passive fire protection. We will be regularly be publishing the latest information on the passive fire industry, but please pick up the phone or send us an email and get involved.