The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has produced a new guide for fire risk assessors which will be unveiled at Firex South on 14th March.

The ASFP Guide to Inspecting Passive Fire Protection for Fire Risk Assessors, will be officially launched during a Housing Fire Safety seminar, being held alongside the exhibition. Further information on the guide will also be available from the ASFP stand, D23.

In his 2pm session, ASFP Technical Officer Niall Rowan will explain to delegates what they should look for with regards to passive fire protection when conducting a fire risk assessment and describe the simple guidance provided in the ASFP's new publication.

The new guide is aimed at fire risk assessors and those directly involved in the specification, installation or maintenance of passive fire protection. It lays out clear, pragmatic guidance to enable the identification and inspection of all types of passive fire protection as part of a fire risk assessment, as required under UK legislation.

The document offers guidance on: passive fire protection − what it is and how it works; building layout and construction; how to assess each type of passive fire protection measure within the context of a fire risk assessment for  means of escape. It also provides examples of both good and bad workmanship, example checklists to compile an appropriate risk assessment and describes where to go for further guidance.

The guide is offered in a robust A5 spiral ring-bound hard copy format, for £20.00 plus £2.50 p&p. Any orders placed at the exhibition or received before 13 April will be entitled to a special launch price of £14.00 plus £2.50 p&p. As part of a 'new membership' introduction package, the document will also be provided free of charge to those professionals joining the ASFP as an Affiliate member. The guide will also be available as a free PDF download from the ASFP website,

For further information on this new guidance document, a hard copy order form, or details on becoming an Affiliate Member of ASFP please contact Lauren Fairley at 

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