Passive Fire Protection RRO 2005 (PFP RRO) – Sample Survey

Passive Fire Protection RRO 2005 Sample Survey (PFP RRO)

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 was introduced to pass the responsibility of fire safety within a building to building owner. The building owner then passes the responsibility of fire safety to a person henceforth knows as the “Responsible Person”. This person will most often be the building manager, them being an internal employee or a member of the facilities management company. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 takes into consideration the expertise required to facilitate the requirements and allows the "Responsible Person" to assign numerous specialists that are deemed "Competent Persons" for advice and implementation.

There is a popular misconception that a fire risk assessment is all that is required. A fire risk assessment is an overview of a building at one particular moment in time. Often observations are made about passive fire protection.

The Passive Fire Protection RRO 2005 Sample Survey was designed to help eliminate the confusion of what exactly is required under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 in relation to passive fire protection.

Through the IMS Fire will work with you to provide clarity. The Passive Fire Protection RRO 2005 is not designed as a condemning report of what is wrong, but instead as guidance. This calculated approach is about raising the awareness and accountability of a recognised system for Passive Fire Protection within a building. These observations are general guidance as it is unreasonable to mandate that fire risk assessors are to be experts in passive fire protection.

In meeting the Passive Fire Protection RRO 2005 Sample Survey, IMS supply an accredited assessor to conduct sample checks on the following:

  • Fire Doors;
  • Fire Stopping; and
  • That documents and records held onsite

The duration of a survey is about 4hours. They provide an excellent view on the condition of the building with respect to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.