Fireproofing and firestopping services by Fireseal.
At Fireseal we recognise the importance of training and development through-out the organisation. After all, the products we use are only as good as the people who install them. Our training and development programme is developed in close conjunction with the manufacturers ensuring that our operatives maintain and develop the technical skill required to perform to the highest level.
In 2010 Fireseal were accepted by FIRAS as certified installers of passive fire protection. FIRAS is operated by the internationally renowned Warrington Fire and are a UKAS accredited third party certification scheme designed for the certification of competent installers involved in the fire protection industry. The scheme assesses the technical capability of the installer and contracts personnel on an ongoing basis for compliance with the scheme and the relevant specifications.
The FIRAS certification has four main components:
- Assessment of the contractor to ensure that he employs trained operators/supervisors certified
- Assessment of competency of workforce.
- Regular/random inspections: Under the FIRAS scheme, installer’s contracts are inspected on an ongoing and unannounced basis and companies are subject to an annual office audit.
- Certificate of conformity: On completion, the FIRAS certificated contractor produces a certificate of conformity, which states that appropriate products/systems have been installed correctly. Certificates are kept by the building owner and by FIRAS for traceability
Fireseal work closely with ASFP to raise the standard and profile of the firestopping industry within Ireland. The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) was established in 1975 to represent and support the activities of the fire industry in relation to all forms of ‘built in’ fire protection. ASFP Vision To offer the industry it serves with:
ASFP Goals and Strategic Actions
As the UKs leading trade association relating to ‘Built-In’ fire protection, the ASFP is dedicated to the protection of life, property, the environment and our heritage and promotes continuous improvement in all aspects of passive fire protection.
The ASFP strives to promote excellence in the design and installation of fire protection products through high quality and technical expertise, by fostering the education and training of all those involved in the development, specification and use of ‘Built-In’ Fire Protection.
Working with Government and international standard setting bodies both directly, and via other sector group associations, the ASFP endeavors to increase the quality of installed fire protection within all forms of construction
For further information please visit www.asfpireland.ie