Why we need Injecta Fire Barrier | Background
Post Grenfell disaster, new law was bought into force in the form of the Fire Safety Act 2021. The Act amends the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), clarifying risks posed by the external façade of buildings and individual entrance doors to flats, following report recommendation made in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
In summary, the act:
(a) amends the FSO to require all Responsible Persons (i.e. the relevant duty holder under the legislation and note there may be more than one) to assess, manage and reduce the fire risks posed by the structure and external walls of the buildings for which they are responsible (including cladding, balconies and windows) and individual doors opening onto common parts of the building;
(b) applies to all multi-occupied residential buildings and is not dependent on the height of the building; and
(c) allows the Fire and Rescue Service to enforce against non–compliance in relation to the external walls and the individual doors opening onto the common parts of the premises.
This also included extending risk assessment regime to cover external wall systems. As a result of the Grenfell tragedy, subsequent investigations have found multiple problems and defects with external wall systems in buildings above and below 18m in height and standards of construction.
Injecta Fire Barrier can help keep costs down for retrospectively installing cavity barriers in high rise buildings. This solution minimises disruption for occupiers and avoiding the need for façade removal.
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