ASFP launches new websites to improve global access to PFP support
The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has launched several new websites to reach out to fire-safety professionals across the world. The new websites welcome visitors in their own language, signposting them to ASFP resources and information, including membership, training…
NBS and ASFP announce safety-based collaboration
NBS, a leading specification and product information platform for the construction industry, has entered into a new partnership agreement with the ASFP (Association for Specialist Fire Protection), the UK’s leading association for the passive fire protection sector. The partnership aims…
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…
ASFP responds to industry competency proposals contained in Setting the Bar report

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) welcomes the latest proposals on competence requirements for those working on higher risk buildings released by the Competence Steering Group (CSG) on 4th October in its final report ‘Setting the Bar’. The report…

ASFP CEO announces plan to step down

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is seeking a new Chief Executive Officer following an announcement by the current CEO Niall Rowan of his intention to step down after the Association’s Annual General Meeting in 2021. Niall took on…

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 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…


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