ASFP welcomes launch of RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is pleased to announce that the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a consultation on a new RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety. The document represents the culmination of work…

Association for Specialist Fire Protection supports Fire Safety Scotland

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be supporting Fire Safety Scotland at the SEC in Glasgow on 12-13 September. In addition to welcoming visitors to its stand, the Association will be hosting a seminar on the first day of the…

ASFP opens nominations for 2018 Passive Fire Protection Awards

ASFP opens nominations for 2018 Passive Fire Protection Awards The Association for Specialist Fire Protection is seeking nominations for its range of Passive Fire Protection Industry Awards which aim to highlight excellence in passive fire protection and to reward those who contribute to…

ASFP offers support for Hackitt recommendations

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection welcomes the recommendations from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, which it believes offer a brave and mature approach aimed at helping to deliver a safer built environment. However, the ASFP…

Is there still a place for desktop studies?

One of the recommendations of Dame Judith Hackitt’s Interim Report on the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety was that the Government should significantly restrict the use of desktop studies to approve changes to cladding and other systems…

ASFP offers support for Hackitt recommendations

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection welcomes the recommendations from the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, which it believes offer a brave and mature approach aimed at helping to deliver a safer built environment. However, the ASFP…

Fire protection ‘needs all parties onside’

A new call has been made to fill the gaps in the fire protection process as Britain’s modern complex buildings continue to rise. Leading specialist Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings is supporting a new initiative aiming to bridge these shortfalls working…

ASFP announces CPD seminar in Scotland

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be holding the next in its series of regional CPD seminars in Perth, Scotland on 25 April 2018. The free-to-attend seminar aims to improve awareness of passive fire protection and help delegates…

ASFP launches passive fire protection training

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is launching a passive fire protection training programme in April 2018. The Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection has been developed in response to demand from employers and contractors operating in the passive…

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection announces Passive Fire Protection Award winners

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) announced the winners of two new Awards at its inaugural Annual Awards Lunch on 8 December 2017, held at the Tower of London.   The sell-out event saw ASFP COO Niall Rowan award…

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection launches new Passive Fire Protection Awards

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is to create a new range of Passive Fire Protection Awards to highlight excellence in passive fire protection and to reward those who contribute to the advancement of awareness, quality and education within…

Seeing the whole picture

The Grenfell Tower fire continues as a major focus for all in the fire safety and construction sectors in the UK, as the investigations into the fire and its ramifications seem certain to result in a change in culture in…

Grenfell Tower: ASFP statement

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) wishes to convey its sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy and to pay tribute to the bravery and professionalism of the fire service.…

ASFP offers free seminar at Fire Safety Scotland

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is hosting a free breakfast seminar session on Thursday 4 May in the Fire & Evacuation Theatre at Fire Safety Scotland at the SECC Glasgow on 3-4 May 2017. Starting with a breakfast roll at…

ASFP seeks Technical Officer

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection, the leading trade association representing the passive fire protection sector in the UK and Ireland, is seeking a part-time Technical Officer. The Technical Officer is responsible for the drafting, upkeep and revision of all…

A plan of action

In the September issue of IFP, the ASFP outlined the lessons learned from its interactive question time event, held during Firex International in London earlier this year. This well-attended event, entitled ‘A Question of Safety’, consisted of a panel of…

ASFP seeks support for developing operable curtains guidance

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is seeking assistance from individuals, manufacturers or installers involved in the manufacture and installation of operable fire and smoke curtains to assist it in developing independent guidance on the use and specification of…

ASFP to host Fire Protection Roundtable in support of Fire Door Safety Week

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is to host a Fire Protection Roundtable on 28 September in support of Fire Door Safety Week. The event, which will bring together a panel of key experts from across the entire construction…

Working together for fire safety

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection assembled together key experts from across the entire construction process to answer audience questions and concerns about fire protection. ASFP CEO Wilf Butcher chaired the session. The interactive question time event, held on 22…

A passive revolution? Revolutionary change for the passive fire protection industry

I was recently invited to be a guest speaker at an industry conference, and as part of the process I was asked to write a short biography to accompany the programme. From this I learnt a valuable lesson – read…

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