Fire Compartmentation

What is the purpose of Compartmentation?

Fire compartmentation is an important element of ‘passive fire protection’ and is achieved by dividing the premises into ‘fire compartments’ through the use of fire doors, floors and walls of fire-resisting construction, cavity barriers within roof voids and fire stopping to services that penetrate through these dividing elements.

Providing compartmentation to current Building Regulation and British Standards requirements:
The most common identified cause of death from a fire incident is being overcome by gas or smoke or toxic fumes. In 2011-12, fire and rescue services reported 380 fire related fatalities of which 130 people died because of this cause, accounting for 34% of all fatalities. A further 74 (19%) fatalities were attributed jointly to both burns and being overcome by gas or smoke.*
Panache Fire Service Ltd can ensure that your building has adequate compartmentation by completing a full compartmentation audit and where required undertaking necessary works including:
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* Source - DLCG National Statistics Great Britain Fire Statistics 2011-12
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