Fire shutters are fitted to compartmentalise a building and therefore help prevent a fire from rapidly spreading. Fire shutters allow people to evacuate safely, also helping to make the work of the emergency services easier. A fire shutter only moves into its operational position in the event of a fire, and is normally wired into the building’s fire detection system and close automatically on a signal from the fire alarm. Structural fire protection measures include integrating fire safety into the design of a building. When builders and designers work with fire safety in mind, they should use fire resistant materials to help prevent fires from starting or slowing down their progression when they do start. Structural fire protection includes fire curtains, doors, glass, and shutters, and these materials and fittings are regularly integrated into a building design. Building Fire Safety products must meet each countries or regions building codes and approvals and are tested to determine each products fire resistance rating. When it comes to finding the latest passive fire protection products choose Fire Safety Search.
The Fireguard FT Compact range is a Compact tubular driven fire shutter that provides a fire protection barrier for 1 – 4 hours.