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Fire protection knowledge: ensure your staff know the terminology
20th May 2019

Fire protection knowledge: ensure your staff know the terminology

Fire protection knowledge: ensure your staff know the terminology

A recent survey by ZeroignitionCTI partner organisation the Wood Protection Association (WPA), revealed a concerning lack of knowledge amongst architects on the language of fire protection. Only 8% of the architects surveyed correctly defined the meaning of the terms ‘active fire protection’, ‘passive fire protection’, ‘fire resistance’ and ‘reaction to fire’. Some 58% of respondents were unable to explain the meaning of ‘reaction to fire’ and almost 3/4 were unable to define ‘fire resistance’.

This matters to all those in the wood supply chain who provide builders with timber products for architect-led projects.

Happily for merchants, the WPA provides a series of fact sheets on timber and fire protection. Fact Sheet No.1 in the series explains all the relevant terms to help those trying to match architect specifications with product ordering from suppliers. Download it below.