Firas

FIRAS

FIRAS certification started in 1994 and has been instrumental in improving standards of installation of fire protection products/systems to the benefit of the construction industry and the clients it serves.

Firesafe Installations Limited was one of the first in the Industry to recognise the importance of third party certification and was one of the first to receive the FIRAS accreditation.

FIRAS is a third party certification for installation contractors of both passive and active fire protection systems, operated by Warrington Certification, and accredited by UKAS to EN45011.


Why Choose a FIRAS certificated Installation Contractor…

FIRAS certificated contractors are required to undergo a 3 stage assessment process. And, only when the applicant contractor has satisfied all of these criteria is certification granted:

Fire protection systemsAssessment of office management systems
Fire protection systemsAssessment of workmanship on site for all trade disciplines for which certification is sought
Fire protection systemsCompetence assessment of supervisory and installation employees.

FIRAS certification is awarded to the contracting company not individual supervisors or operatives. FIRAS certification is strictly controlled to cover only the trade disciplines assessed. Should a contractor wish to increase their scope of certification, a separate application must be made and the contractor must undergo the same 3 stage assessment process to attain the additional certification as that originally undertaken.

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ASFP – Association for Specialist Fire Protection

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) was established in 1975 to represent and support the activities of the fire industry in relation to all forms of ‘built in’ fire protection.

ASFP Goals and Strategic Actions

As the UKs leading trade association relating to ‘Built-In’ fire protection, the ASFP is dedicated to the protection of life, property, the environment and our heritage and promotes continuous improvement in all aspects of passive fire protection.

The ASFP strives to promote excellence in the design and installation of fire protection products through high quality and technical expertise, by fostering the education and training of all those involved in the development, specification and use of ‘Built-In’ Fire Protection.

Working with Government and international standard setting bodies both directly, and via other sector group associations, the ASFP endeavours to increase the quality of installed fire protection within all forms of construction

All ASFP members must be compliant with the ASFP code of practice, and demonstrate the following key areas of competencies, and requirements:

Fire protection systemsDemonstrate a current track record in passive fire protection.
Fire protection systemsProvide evidence of appropriate levels of insurance
Fire protection systemsProvide evidence of employed staff e.g. CITB levy notice
Fire protection systemsSubmit one year’s accounts (unless applying for probationary membership)
Fire protection systemsMust be third party certificated
Fire protection systemsEach contracting member of the Association shall only employ workers in strict compliance with current legal practices.

ASFP Vision

To offer the industry it serves with:
Fire protection systemsKnowledge / guidance on all aspects of ‘built-in’ fire protection
Fire protection systemsTechnical support / impartial advice
Fire protection systemsDirection through industry authority

Firesafe Installations Limited have been a member of the ASFP since its early inception and are represented on the Technical Council ensuring we are kept fully upto date regarding the latest innovations and chances in legislation, which is now more evident due to the implementation of the Regulatory Reform Order.

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CHAS

Principles and Purpose
Each month thousands of contractors and consultants (suppliers) apply for work with public and private sector organisations (buyers). To win work, they must meet the buyer’s health and safety standards.

Assessing suppliers health and safety competence is usually a lengthy and time consuming process. Suppliers can sometimes meet one buyer’s Health and Safety standards but not another. Being CHAS approved reduces duplication as suppliers compliance is accepted by all CHAS buyers.

CHAS assesses applicants:
Fire protection systemsHealth and safety policy statement;
Fire protection systemsTheir organisation for health and safety;
Fire protection systemsTheir specific health and safety arrangements to a standard acceptable to our buyers and to others.

Background
In 1997 a group of health and safety and procurement professionals from across Great Britain worked with the Association of London Government (ALG) to develop CHAS. In 2001 CHAS became a web-based system.


CHAS started with two main aims.
Fire protection systemsTo improve health and safety standards across Great Britain.
Fire protection systemsTo reduce duplicated safety applications for both suppliers and buyers.

Firesafe Installations, In accordance with its key supply chain has held the CHAS accreditation since it came into practice and recognises the role it plays in developing a continual safe working practice for the Construction Industry.

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