The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) was formed in 1975 in recognition of a need to bring together passive fire protection manufacturers, contractors and testing/certification bodies to encourage, develop and give guidance on essential standards in passive fire protection.
The Association reflects a diversity of expertise in the fields of fire stopping, fire resisting ducting, fire dampers, fire resisting partitions and all elements used for compartmentation.
For forty years, the ASFP has either taken the lead or maintained a significant input into developing the vast majority of guidance and standards that exist today across the whole spectrum of the passive fire protection sector.
In recent years, the ASFP has progressively broadened its membership and remit to reflect and respond to the significant changes and challenges that are taking place at many levels within the fire sector and the built environment in terms of technical innovation, regulatory direction, the changing political dimension, evolving commercial forces and geographic expansion of the industry.
The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) will be welcoming visitors to the ASFP Passive Fire Protection Zone; which brings together in one location a number of ASFP member companies, representing a cross section of the passive fire protection sector.
The Zone will allow visitors to gain a greater understanding of the essential role of passive fire protection within today’s built environment. The ASFP will be showcasing its range of services, from publications and videos to technical advice, seminars, training and member support. While expert representatives from ASFP member companies will be on hand to address visitors’ specific questions and concerns relating to the specification, installation, inspection and management of passive fire protection.
The Zone aims to provide easy access for facilities managers, contractors, services installers, Responsible Persons and designers to advice, products, services and best practice in relation to ‘built-in’ fire protection.
The ASFP will also be holding an interactive question time event in the UBM Arena Lecture Theatre from 10.30am-12pm on Wednesday 22 June 2016, giving visitors an opportunity to question a range of experts from across the built environment on passive fire protection issues that may impact their business. A panel of experts made up of eminent specialists from within their industry discipline, will offer opinion and stimulate debate on issues that are of direct concern.