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case study

Fire protection

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In the UK, the legal framework for fire risk assessments and remedials is primarily outlined in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This order places responsibilities on the “responsible person” for ensuring the safety of individuals in non-domestic premises. A Fire Risk Assessment (FRA) must identify potential fire hazards, evaluate the level of risk, and determine measures to reduce or eliminate the risk.

Our team hold FIRAS (Fire Industry Association Registration and Approval Scheme), which focuses on the installation and maintenance of fire protection products and systems. Our FIRAS accreditation is a mark of quality assurance within the fire safety industry.

We have been contracted within a large occupied commercial building in Bristol to carry out Passive Fire Protection which includes the below works:

  • Reducing excessive gaps between doors and frames to below 4mm
  • Replacement programme of FD60 Fire Doors
  • Manufacture and installation of fire-stopping pelmets on every floor above the cross corridor door and alteration of the suspended ceilings
  • Fire Door Adjustments
  • Fire Stopping works included penetration seals, compartmentation, fire dampers, cavity barriers, pipe collars and wraps using Hilti Approved Firestop products and systems.


This project was completed over 3 months within a live environment ensuring that the building occupants were not disrupted and could carry on with their daily business.

All of the associated works were delivered by our directly employed FRA engineers and project managed including HSE by our Sherwoods team.

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An image of a Sherwoods engineer fixing the hinge on a fire door
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A Sherwoods engineer checking a fire door