Fire Curtains and Barriers

Fire curtains and barriers are essential components in the construction industry and are used to prevent the spread of fire and smoke in buildings. These fire-resistant barriers reduce the risk of injury and save lives in the event of a fire.

Fire curtains are made of flexible fabrics and come in different sizes, shapes, and colors, and offer an effective solution in providing passive fire protection. Fire barriers, on the other hand, are rigid structures that can provide up to 4-hour fire resistance, primarily used to protect openings such as service risers, staircases, and corridors.

The type and use of fire barriers depend on the part of the building. For example, ceiling fire barriers go unnoticed by most people in a space, but it is crucial for stopping the fire from spreading to other areas of the building. Roof void fire barriers are necessary to stop the spread of fire that can go undetected and unnoticed in the insulation and roof voids. Workspace fire barriers are essential in the protection of equipment and assets during a fire.

Fire curtains and barriers provide an integral line of defence for buildings that could experience a fire. Buildings must incorporate the use of fire barriers into their design to ensure the safety of the occupants. 

“The Purpose of Passive Fire Protection is to contain or slow the spread of fire and smoke allowing sufficient time for evacuation and emergency response”

Fire Safety Legislation now requires that building owners take full
responsibility for all aspects of fire safety within their premises. They are required as part of their risk assessment process to ensure that the fire rating elements of the building
structure meet current legislation. Once a fire has started it is of paramount importance to stop the fire from spreading to other parts of the building. A fire can spread in many ways, but the correct installation of fire stopping materials can prevent this.

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