Warehouses are busy places full of expensive stock but more importantly, people. Most stock isn’t fireproof so a fire event in a warehouse can spread quickly if inadequate passive fire protection is used. Making sure fires are easily contained and their progress is retarded is sometimes referred to as fire stopping. And there are many things you can do to make sure your passive fire stopping measures are effective.

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Completing a fire risk assessment for your warehouse is a legal requirement. The principle of designing an effective system against the spread of fire focuses on penetration sealing. Fire barrier system walls made from high-density rockwool cavity filled with a fire resistant coating are an essential part of the structural plan. Supporting this, gypsum seals prevent fire leakages around pipes and ducts.

However, there’s no point having fire safety approved components to your partition system if the spaces …