Passive Fire & Smoke Containment Systems
What does Passive Fire and Smoke Containment Systems refer to?
Comprising vertical and horizontal fire and smoke compartment barriers together with any openings, Fire doors and fire shutters or any service penetrations and control Joints, preventing the passage of fire and smoke to other compartments.
These include, But are not limited to the following:
- Fire and smoke barriers—vertical and horizontal (including walls, floors, ceilings, bulkheads)
- Structural fire-resistant elements (beams, columns, girders, trusses, etc.)
- Fire-resistant door sets (hinged and pivoted and horizontal sliding)
- Smoke doors (hinged and pivoted)
- Fire shutters
- Fire-rated glazing
- Access panels and ceiling hatches
- Ducts and dampers
- Fire stopping elements: Service penetrations and control joints (metal/plastic pipes, electrical
Cables/ conduits/ cable tray, construction/control joints and deflection heads)
Why should I have my Passive Fire and Smoke Containment Systems Maintained?
QLD BUILDING FIRE REGULATIONS (Act)
Division 3 Obligations of occupiers
54 Maintenance of prescribed fire safety installations
- The occupier of a building must ensure that maintenance of each prescribed fire safety installation for the building is carried out by an appropriately qualified person. Maximum penalty – 30 penalty units.
- The occupier of a building must ensure that the maintenance of each prescribed fire safety installation for the building is inspected and tested at intervals in compliance with QDC, part MP6.1 Maximum penalty – 30 penalty unites