ASFP launches passive fire protection e-learning platform

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched an innovative new e-learning platform in support of its acclaimed Foundation in Passive Fire Protection. Featuring high-quality adaptive learning techniques, supported by ASFP technical expertise and training capability, the new platform…

Upcoming webinars from the Association of Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP)

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced a programme of free passive fire protection (PFP) webinars. Some events are open to all and others to members only. Just click on the links below for further details and to…

ASFP appoints new CEO

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Davies as its new Chief Executive Officer. Having joined the Association on 1 March, Steve will officially take the reins at the ASFP’s AGM on…

Fire-safety focus ‘must go further than cladding,’ says Wrexham Mineral Cables

A leading UK manufacturer of fire-resistant mineral insulated cables has called for unidentified fire-safety hazards to be put under the spotlight, or else, it says, more lives could be put at risk. Last month, the UK government set out a…

ASFP supports calls for funding to address tall-building fire-safety failings

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), the UK’s leading association for the passive fire-protection sector, is supporting calls for greater funding to address identified fire-safety failings in tall buildings. The move comes following the government’s announcement of its five-point…

Firestopping Best Practice Guide receives RIBA approval

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has approved the recently launched Firestopping of Service Penetrations, Best Practice in Design and Installation Guide as assessed Continual Professional Development (CPD) material. This enables architects to download and read the guide and…

Firestopping of service penetrations: A new best practice guide

To assist in the design, specification and installation of building services penetrations to ensure fire compartmentation is maintained, five leading not-for-profit organisations have launched a Best Practice Design and Installation Guide; Firestopping of Service Penetrations. The aim of the guide…

ASFP releases new advice on compatibility between pipes and acoustic or firestopping seals

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has produced a new Advisory Note on the Compatibility between Pipes and Acoustic or Firestopping Seals which provides recommendations to ensure that all components perform as required. The new advice highlights two significant compatibility…

Tribute to David Sugden

It is with great sadness that the ASFP announces that passive fire protection industry stalwart David Sugden passed away on 27 July, following a short battle with pancreatic cancer. David served the industry for more than 50 years, providing forthright…

ASFP to partner with the British Coatings Federation for its administrative services

Having spent the last forty years running its administrative operations via the offices of Association Group Management Ltd in Bordon, Hampshire, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is to appoint the British Coatings Federation (BCF) as its new secretariat…

ASFP offers free access to key fire safety guidance documents

To support the construction and fire sector during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has removed all charges for pdf downloads of its key guidance documents from 1 June, offering free access for all to these essential educational…

ASFP online learning resources

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) offers a wide range of online resources which aim to help educate all involved in the built environment.  The available material is suitable for installers, designers, specifiers and contractors, as well as building owner-occupiers,…

ASFP launches Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover Scheme

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has partnered with an insurance broker to offer a new Professional Indemnity Insurance Cover Scheme for existing and prospective ASFP members. The move is in response to reports from specialist fire protection sub-contractors…

ASFP appoints Business Manager

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has appointed Mike Ward as its new Business Manager. The new role has been created to ensure the Association can further develop, building on recent successes including rising interest in membership and in…

ASFP announces 2019 Passive Fire Protection Awards

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection announced the winners of the 2019 Passive Fire Protection Industry Awards on Thursday, 5 December at an Awards Lunch held in the Pavilion at the Tower of London. The awards were presented by ITV’s…

ASFP response to the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry Report

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) welcomes the release of the report following the first phase of the Public Inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire and will comment further once the findings have been examined in greater depth. It…

ASFP announces October seminar in London

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has now released the full programme for its CPD seminar in central London on 23 October 2019. The seminar, at the Aviva Building, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ, aims to improve awareness of…

ASFP announces Autumn training dates as demand increases

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced several new Autumn dates for its Foundation Course in Passive Fire Protection at both Level 2 and Level 3, as demand for the courses grows. The 7-day classroom-based Level 3 courses…

ASFP Workshop provides key passive fire protection recommendations

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) held a Passive Fire Protection Workshop at the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) AGM and Conference in Brighton on 17 July. The session examined how passive fire protection is currently delivered and aimed…

Grenfell Tower: ASFP statement

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) wishes to convey its sincere condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower tragedy and to pay tribute to the bravery and professionalism of the fire service.…

ASFP seeks Technical Officer

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection, the leading trade association representing the passive fire protection sector in the UK and Ireland, is seeking a part-time Technical Officer. The Technical Officer is responsible for the drafting, upkeep and revision of all…

‘Whodunnit?’ at the launch of the ASFP/FIS Fire Performance Labelling Scheme

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) and FIS, which represents the Finishes and Interior Sector, are launching a new Fire Performance Partition Labelling Scheme at Firex International 2016. The labelling initiative aims to identify fire performance partitions to installers,…

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