Mezzanine Floor Fire Protection
The purpose of fire protection is to slow the spread of fire and maintain structural integrity long enough to allow safe exit by employees and entry to fire fighters should a person or persons need rescuing.
How Hi-Level Ensures Fire Safety
We provide fire protection for circumstances where the mezzanine is used for anything other than storage, such as for offices or public use. Our appointed specialist will advise whether fire protection is required and to what extent based on UK Building Regulations. Several factors are taken into consideration to minimise risk to yourself and the mezzanine.
Mezzanine Fire Protection Features
In order to keep anyone who might use the mezzanine safe, various additions could be applied to the design. The elevated space must be protected as much as possible, so thought must be given to all elements of the structure;
- Supporting columns
- Edge protection
- Partitions and walls
- 1-hour rated tiles
- A high-density baseboard hanging vertically underneath mezzanine
- Enable safe exit
- Protection around escape stairs to provide safety areas from flame and smoke
- Up to 1-hour fire protection
- Insulating partitioning
- Fire rated board providing protection
- Complemented by a fire rated fascia (edges)
Fire Protection and UK Building Regulations
Part B of the UK Building Regulations relates to fire safety. These regulations are in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of anyone who comes into contact with a building – be that a user or a passerby. The team at Hi-Level prioritise health and safety when it comes to mezzanine installation, and so give due care and attention to all elements of the regulations. You can find the full documentation about fire safety on the gov.uk website.