Lift Shaft PFP
UK Fire Stop Inspections Ltd provide independent installation, inspection and certification of passive fire protection systems to the Lift Industry.
When was the last time you had a fire safety inspection completed on your lift or lift shaft??
“Regular lift inspections” is one of the recommendations of the Grenfell Tower Enquiry Phase 1 Report. The UK GOV has said that this recommendation is expected to become law in 2022.
FIRE SAFETY ASSESSMENTS OFFERED BY UKFSI
Standard Passenger/Goods Lift Fire Safety & Compartmentation Report:
Examination & Certification of lift shaft and lift motor room passive fire protection (to current building regulations). This includes any fire recall switch tests and a full compartmentation report.
Fire Fighting Lift Operational Inspection Report:
Thorough examination and test of various items relating to the correct operation of your lift in the event of a building fire. This includes a full detailed report on the level of passive fire protection with your lift shaft and a full compartmentation report.
Evacuation Lift Operational Inspection Report:
Thorough examination and test of various items related to the correct operation of your lift in the event of a building emergency. This includes full detailed report on the level of passive fire protection with your lift shaft and a full compartmentation report.
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FIRE SAFETY LEGISLATION:
The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005.
The RRO 2005 states that organisations must ensure that fire protection components within their property must be subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are in a good condition. To be compliant with the Fire Safety Order a Building Safety Manager (or Duty Holder) usually has a Fire Risk Assessments completed on a property by a 3rd party. It is extremely rare for these assessments to have included a lift shaft assessment. A standard fire risk assessor usually has no access to a lift shaft. If a lift's landing entrance is to contain a fire to that floor's compartment. The frame and doors should be fitted exactly as per the manufacturer's installation instructions. This means correct supporting brackets where needed and any gaps around the entrance should be fire stopped around from the inside. This would make it compliant with the fire resistance certificate that was issued for the door. If a lift door is not fitted correctly and any gaps around the frame are not fire stopped. The fire resistance certificate that was issued for that entrance frame would be invalid.
GRENFELL TOWER FIRE INQUIRY AND RESULTING PHASE 1 REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS:
The Grenfell Tower inquiry was created to examine the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire at Grenfell Tower on the 14th June 2017 that killed 72 people. After phase 1 of the enquiry was completed. The Phase 1 Enquiry Report made various recommendations to the government on various fire safety matters. Regular inspections of Lifts and lift shafts were one of the main recommendations:
''all Lifts are to be regularly inspected and to report the results to the local fire and rescue service''
The first step in the process is to agree a convenient time for your lift to be taken out of service (note: attendance by your lift service contract provider is not required). We understand that your lift is essential to the buildings occupants and users so that is why all UKFSI inspections can be arranged at a time to suit. Once our inspection has been carried out, your lift will be returned to service.
Following our inspection we will supply a thorough and detailed compartmentation report which will illustrate the current level of passive fire protection within your lift shaft. The report will be supplied in both digital and hard copy (to be stored safely on site with other relevant building fire safety paperwork in a Premises Information Box (PIB) - fulfilling your legal requirements under the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 and the new Fire Safety Legislation 2021.
If during our inspection process we find any areas of concern then the dutyholder will be immediately notified. UKFSI have an In-house team for smaller works and both FIRAS and BM TRADA certified partners for works that may require specialist installation. We also work alongside an LEIA Registered Lift Company for any lift associated issues.
Once our inspection has been completed, and all passive fire protection has been assessed, UKFSI then provides certification for each fire stop within the lift shaft or lift motor room.
Each certification is uniquely referenced and its location recorded. The details of which are then supplied within a full compartmentation report to be made available on site for both the Fire Risk Assessor and local Fire and Rescue Service Inspectors