Why fire protection

Safeguarding peoples lives

 
Fire threatens and kills human beings, destroys huge material assets and also leads to expensive production stoppages and high costs for consequential damage. Safeguarding peoples lives means installing and maintaining escape-possibilities. It also allows fire brigade and other emergency services to interverne in safe conditions.

Escape possibilities require:
Smoke extraction 
Escape signs 
Fire and smoke resistant safe havens 
Construction integrity 
Compartimentation 
Integrity of technical installations so that light and communications remain available


Preventing economical damage

 
Fire damage to the building always has enormous financial consequences. 
Economical damage can be prevented by:
Enhancing the fire resistance of the structure 
Protecting ventilation ducts and systems 
Protecting power supplies and signalling cables 
Detection systems