To meet the legal requirements of the RRO, building owners and occupiers must ensure that the fire compartmentation in their buildings is robust and being adequately managed and maintained. To satisfy this need Checkmate offers a range of Compliance Survey and Reports tailored to the client’s unique circumstance and priorities.

Fire Wall Technology

To meet the legal requirements of the RRO, building owners and occupiers must ensure that the fire compartmentation in their buildings is robust and being adequately managed and maintained. To satisfy this need Checkmate offers a range of Compliance Survey and Reports tailored to the client’s unique circumstance and priorities.

Fire Door Technology

Our unique FiredoorCheck process creates a fire door schedule to enable ongoing ‘suitable and sufficient’ inspections, another requirement of the RRO. Please visit the FDC website for more information.

Fire Compartment Survey

Visually inspect all compartment walls and floors including within services risers, both above ceilings and beneath raised floors (where existing) and along corridors in the areas of the building identified on the fire strategy
drawings and report on their current condition. Assess the integrity of all fire resistant elements in line with the pass fail criteria agreed in Fire Compartment Check Protocols. These are generally in compliance with the current British Standards, Approved Document B and in line with the original Fire Strategy for the building. Prepare a written report which will include representative photographs, advising on typical instances of non-compliance
and areas of any special consideration. The report will include an itemised schedule numerically coded to the marked up drawings indicating each item of non-compliance with an accompanying photograph where possible. Please note that the inspection will focus on structural elements only and we will not comment on the adequacy of the detection/alarm systems or the functioning of Fire dampers in ductwork or the like except to assess their impact on the surrounding compartment.

Documents Provided

One hard colour copy of the report and one electronic copy in pdf format on compact disc. We will also include free of charge, one copy of the itemised schedule of defects discovered with prices for Checkmate to complete the works and certify them in accordance with the requirements of our LPCB third party accreditation.

Our Surveyors spend one day on site and inspect some strategic areas in the building, such as risers, lobbies, plantrooms and escape corridors, getting a general view of the condition of the compartmentation and Fire Doors (if applicable). Indicative photographs are taken to demonstrate the ‘issues’ found and an assessment is made to calculate a budget price for remediation. Remediation works would be carried out on a re-measure basis using an agreed schedule of rates.

Documents Provided

Our quotation includes for a written report which describes the issues found and includes indicative photos and a cost breakdown of the budget remediation figure.

The clients Fire Risk Assessment document is used as the basis for the inspection. All fire compartment issues are inspected and recorded where possible and a budget cost calculated. Any other issues identified during the inspection are highlighted for discussion but not quantified at this time. A maximum of one day will be allowed per building but where proximity allows and the number of issues low then more than one building can be surveyed in a day.

Documents Provided

Our quotation includes for a written Schedule which lists the issues found and includes indicative photos and a cost breakdown of the budget remediation figure.

ASFP - Cavity Barriers & Cladding Video

There is always a potential for fire and smoke to spread through concealed cavities and voids in roofs, floors, and walls. This video considers the checks that can be made by a fire risk assessor.

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