NAPFIS strongly believes that excellent education is the foundation of a trades person’s ability to deliver this high quality of installation. When you have completed a recognised training programme, you will be able to join NAPFIS (Nationwide Association of Passive Fire Installers and Specifiers), enabling you to self-certify your completed installations.
New fire safety legislation requires building owners to take full responsibility for all aspects of fire safety within their premises. As part of their risk assessment process, they are required to ensure that elements of the building structure are suitably fire-rated. Thus, when passive fire protection seals are used, some sort of assurance of correct use and installation could be required from the trades person.
The new UK Building Regulations (Document B) also encourage independent schemes of certification, which is what NAPFIS seeks to provide. Building Control Officers will increasingly ask for evidence of correct installation of passive fire protection from trades people.