RISCAuthority Design Guide for the Fire Protection of Buildings ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES

Essential principles is one of a number of documents addressing specific areas of relevance which together form the RISCAuthority Design guide for the fire protection of buildings. It contains the essential principles on which the RISCAuthority Design guide is based.

The RISCAuthority Design guide is a development of the LPC Design guide for the fire protection of buildings 2000 published by the Fire Protection Association (FPA) under the sponsorship of the RISCAuthority Funding Scheme. This scheme is supported by a significant group of insurance companies through a series of expert working groups furthering best practice for the protection of property and business from loss due to fire and other risks.

The technical expertise for the RISCAuthority Design guide is provided by the FPA and by insurance industry representatives comprising the RISCAuthority Passive Working Group.

Principle 6

All fire protection products/systems shall be installed by appropriately trained specialist installers.

  • Installers shall be third party certified to install the specific product/system when an appropriate scheme is available (eg FIRAS, LPCB, BM Trada, BAFE etc).

Principle 8

The fire protection systems shall be regularly inspected and maintained by a competently trained person so that they are able to perform their intended function throughout the life of the building.

  • Designers shall ensure that the building owner is provided with all necessary listings of both passive and active fire protection measures, details of the manufacturer and installer and recommendations for maintenance.
  • Maintenance and service to be undertaken by companies that are third party certified for the specific product/system (eg FIRAS, BAFE, LPCB, BM Trada, NSI, SSAIB etc).

Member Companies:

  • ACE UK
  • Ageas UK Ltd
  • AIG Europe Limited
  • Allianz
  • Aspen
  • Aviva
  • Axa
  • Chubb
  • Cornish Mutual
  • Ecclesiastical
  • HDI Gerling
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group
  • MMA Insurance
  • NFU Mutual
  • NIG
  • QBE
  • RSA

RISCAuthority Design Guide for the Fire Protection of Buildings ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES