FAQ

We find that there are lots of questions that can arise regarding fire stopping legislation and requirements.

We hope to answer some of these below, however if you have any questions that are not answered here please get in touch and we will be happy to help you.

Frequently asked questions

How can a UKFSI Fire Stopping Inspection Report help you meet your legal requirements?


Current building fire safety regulations are covered by the Regulatory Reform Safety Order 2005. This states that organisations MUST ensure fire prevention components in a building are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are in a good condition. The New Fire Safety Bill 2020 also specifically states that 'lift shafts must be inspected and the results must be displayed for local fire and rescue services.




Do I need to notify our lift service contract provider?


No. Your lift will be taken out of service at an agreed time to suit. Once the inspection is completed your lift will be put back into service by a UKFSI engineer.




How long does a typical inspection last?


Depending on the number of floors, a typical inspection will last around 1 hour.




What is Passive Fire Protection


Passive Fire Protection is a vital component of any buildings fire safety strategy. It is built into the structure of a building to safeguard peoples lives and limit the financial impact of damage to a building and their contents caused by fire. It does this by: 1. Limiting the spread of fire and smoke by containing it in a single compartment 2. Protecting escape routes for essential means of escape 3. Protecting the building structure thereby ensuring its sustainability.