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Membership

NAPFIS is committed to members’ ability to offer high quality installations of passive fire protection.

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.

Legislation and the new Document B Building Regulations

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.

Associate Member

1. Entry on the NAPFIS website acknowledging your membership and showing the company you work for with contact details.

2. 24/7 helpline 0777 966 4371 this helpline will ensure you are guided to what to do if you find yourself in a “Passive Fire Control Situation” not knowing what to do. NAPFIS will help and guide you through a process of next steps to help you find a solution to your passive fire control problem.

3. Help and assistance dealing with issues that may arise from other party comments and observations of work carried out by the member. Guidance and advice will always be given in line with manufacturers product installation instructions, should an installation be incorrectly installed guidance and advice will centre around re-instatement to ensure full manufacture installation compliance.

4. Automatic acknowledgement of refresher courses on a 3 year cycle.

Foundation Member

1. Entry on the NAPFIS website acknowledging your membership and showing the company you work for with contact details.

2. Certificate raising in the name of your trade association NAPFIS either direct or via an administrator signing off your work as being compliant to the manufactures installation instructions of the products you are installing.

3. 24/7 helpline 0777 966 4371 this helpline will ensure you are guided to what to do if you find yourself in a “Passive Fire Control Situation” not knowing what to do. NAPFIS will help and guide you through a process of next steps to help you find a solution to your passive fire control problem.

4. Help and assistance dealing with issues that may arise from other party comments and observations of work carried out by the member. Guidance and advice will always be given in line with manufacturers product installation instructions, should an installation be incorrectly installed guidance and advice will centre around re-instatement to ensure full manufacture installation compliance.

5. Once a year an independent inspection company will inspect work that has been signed off as compliant following an issue of a certificate chosen at random.

6. Automatic acknowledgement of refresher courses on a 3 year cycle.