Compartmentation Surveys

Regular compartmentation surveys help to identify defects in your compartmentation so that you can arrange to get them remediated and fixed.

This ensures compartmentation is maintained at all times, protecting the life safety of the building occupants.

Trident are here to help.

Using our professional knowledge and experience, along with our specialist OneTrace recording system, not only can we carry out surveys which identify all of the defects within your building, but we can also advise and recommend on corrective works to help reinstate compartmentation and get your building back up to standard.

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Compartmentation Surveys | Trident Fire Compliance

Why do you need compartmentation surveys?

As time goes on, your building may undergo a series of changes.

This could be as simple as new internet cables being installed to your offices, or could be as complex as a full-scale renovation.

In any case, there is often a disregard for fire protection and, over time, the established compartmentation within your building may become more and more damaged and could remain unknowingly compromised for an extended period of time. This can include, walls, floors and fire doors.

There is an unfortunate common occurrence in most buildings that passive fire protection measures are either:

  • Installed to a sub-standard quality
  • Significantly damaged from neglect
  • Missing entirely
  • Or a combination of the three

The predominant reason that these issues go unnoticed is that passive fire protection is often hidden away from plain view.

They are concealed above ceilings, in service risers, or behind decorative features.

It can also be difficult to tell when simply looking at, for example, a firestop whether it has been installed to the correct standard.

However, under the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety Order) 2005, the Responsible Person is required to ensure that your building complies with an agreed fire strategy and fire safety systems (including passive fire protection) are kept in good order.

These missing or damaged fire protection systems could void any building insurance but, more importantly, it could jeopardise life safety in the event of a fire.

It is important that you regularly check that your fire protection measures are still in place and remain effective should they ever be needed.

Trident Fire Compliance can carry out comprehensive compartmentation surveys to help you identify any defects and then provide guidance on how best to remediate them.

For further comfort and peace of mind, Trident Fire Compliance also provide a further service of Compliance Inspections – this is an independent assessment of an installer’s work, providing you with further evidence that your fire protection works are being completed to the correct standard.

From start to finish, Trident Fire Compliance can provide the full range of services to help you maintain fire safety with your building.

How Trident can help

Compartmentation surveys

Trident Fire Compliance can undertake surveys on your building to highlight to you where deficiencies in fire compartmentation have occurred.

Comprehensive reports

Our full written reports fully detail the defects identified during the survey and provide advice and guidance on how to remediate these issues and reinstate fire compartmentation.

Annotated drawings

In most cases, we can provide annotated drawings of your building using our OneTrace software, which will identify each issue found, their exact locations, photographs and descriptions.

Remedial specification

Following our inspection and report, we can also provide a remedial specification for how these issues can be corrected to reinstate the fire compartmentation using tested systems.

Full bills of quantities

We can create full bills of quantities using our remedial specification to quantify the works required, which you can then use in the tendering process allowing you to get competitive quotes.

Third-party recommendations

Not all fire protection companies are the same. Trident has seen the good and the bad, and we are able to recommend a range of installers who would deliver your remedial works to a high standard.

Frequently Asked Questions

When carrying out a survey, Trident will follow fire strategy drawings provided by the client to identify all fire compartment walls and floors to be inspected.

Our inspectors will inspect in all risers, risk rooms, above suspended ceilings (where accessible) and all other compartment walls and floors.

However, Trident do not undertake destructive works to gain access above solid plasterboard ceilings - this would need to be arranged by the client.

All compliant and non-compliant items found will be recorded onto the provided drawings using uniquely referenced drop “pins” on the drawings with photographs and descriptions of the issues identified.

These findings are then presented in a PDF format for the client to review.

A written report of the findings will also be provided detailing the issues found, why they are not compliant, and recommendations on how to correct the issues to ensure compliance is achieved.

Trident is also able to offer schedules of works/bills of quantities for required remedial works which can then be used by the client to obtain tenders for the works.

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What our clients say...

"Trident's ability to cover the portfolio, their flexibility in regards to site attendance, their support during the initial discussions and scoping of the project, offering advice to Landsec and the installing contractors, and their general engagement throughout, has proved to be a key link in the ultimate success of the project.

As a result of the service provided Trident have been invited to play a keep role in all new developments around passive fire protection reviews and sign off.

I have worked with and alongside many consultants at Landsec and throughout my career and I would have no hesitation in recommending Trident to any organisation."

Chris Murray (Compliance Manager) Landsec

"We have been involved on a number of projects with Trident over the last few years and wished all compliance/consultancy companies were similar.

It’s always refreshing to deal with Trident as they have a very pro-active approach to resolving problems as and when they arise on projects.

As a fire protection contractor, we are often left in scenarios where we cannot install a tested solution. Normally this leaves us in a difficult position of trying to resolve the issue but being unable to certify the works.

When working with Trident they handle communication between the contractor and client and explain issues, often offering expert advice regarding robust details to achieve ‘best practice solutions’.

Always a good experience when working with Trident and I would have no hesitation recommending them to anyone.

AFP look forward to continuing to work with Trident on future projects."

Andy Webb AF Protection Limited

"We needed to demonstrate that our fire protection works were correctly installed and were compliant with the manufacturer's requirements, as we didn’t hold formal UKAS fire certification ourselves.

The Trident inspectors were already known to us as they’ve been working in the fire protection industry in various roles for many years, thus they’ve built up many contacts such as NBC during this time.

Trident are flexible, professional, practical, have great trade based experience and understand that we have to provide a workable solution in our fire protection works.

Trident achieved our requirements and expectations in all cases. We would use their services again and often recommend them to others."

Steve Simmonds New Barton Contracts Ltd. (Incorporating Watergate Services Ltd.)

"We were looking to overcome a tricky solution to refurbish and remodel an existing single story building to become a mental health unit.

This required more stringent fire compartmentalisation that the building could easily deliver – hence a well thought through and ‘designed’ solution was required.

Trident's ability to work alongside our Trust Fire Officer but, more importantly, their willingness to design solutions (where off-the-peg solutions would not work) and take responsibility for that design exceeded our expectations."

Mark Maffey Solent NHS Trust

We required help with a report on fire compartmentation, design recommendations and inspections.

Trident's service is very, very good. The firm is reactive, helpful and responsive. They give clear instruction and communicate well.

As a result, Trident exceeded our expectations and we would the rate their service 10/10.

We will definitely use their services again and would recommend Trident to others."

Adrian Crowe H A Marks Limited

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Trident Fire Compliance strive to be the first port of call with regards to passive fire protection and fire safety. We want you to get it right first time.

Our expert consultants can work with you through design, construction and end-use of a building to ensure it is compliant to the regulations and guidelines.

Get in touch to see how we can help you. Let’s work together to achieve compliance.

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