- Posted by Jon Drumm
- On February 14, 2019
This Passive fire risk analysis / assessment tool has been developed by Maynard Marks and released by BRANZ.
This tool has been designed to provide a basis for assessing the means of escape from fire risk caused by defective passive fire construction.
Furthermore this flows onto whether it may be “reasonable and practicable” to repair.
The numerical scoring tool is based on a number of factors selected for risk / cost of repair for said individual defects.
These risk & cost scores are plotted on a risk matrix with three possible outcomes:
- repair defect
- smoke seal only
- not practicable and reasonable to repair
Ideally this tool may be used by fire engineers, passive fire protection specialists, and building alteration project managers (with appropriate fire expertise engagement).
*Download the R410 Assessing the risk of non-compliant firestopping and smokestopping in New Zealand.
SR410 Assessing the risk of non-compliant firestopping
*Visit PFPA www.passivefireprotectionapplicators.co.nz
Acknowledgements to Maynard Marks for developing this tool.
Disclaimer: This tool on its own does not provide a basis for “as near as reasonably practicable” (ANARP) building code compliance but can be used to evaluate individual defects in conjunction with a systematic risk assessment process. The use of this tool can only be undertaken with agreement among the stakeholders for the project at hand. It is not designed for use with new construction.