Why do we need passive fire protection?
When building and renovating, protecting people’s lives in the event of a fire is a vital consideration.
In the year ending June 2022, UK fire rescue services in England attended more than 26,000 primary fire incidents in residential properties2 - illustrating the need for fire barriers and structural protection to ensure people’s safety.
Approved document B provides guidance on the minimum fire resistance performance depending on the part of the building* 3. The Energy Performance Building Directives (EPBD) now also demands to consider fire safety when renovating buildings 4.
Products that meet and exceed national standards can help occupants safely exit a building or remain in a secure place to await rescue.
ROCKWOOL passive fire protection solutions:
- Do not produce dangerous toxic smoke
- Resist the passage of fire and smoke
- Can help maintain business continuity
- Help give occupants time to escape
*Depending on the type of property, distance from top floor above ground and depth of lowest basement.