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ASFP announces the 2023 Passive Fire Protection Awards finalists

PR 297 awards finalists 002The Association for Specialist Fire Protection has announced the shortlist for its 2023 Passive Fire Protection Awards, with the winners due to be announced on 23 November at the Association’s Awards Dinner at the Leonardo Royal Hotel in London. As well as showcasing the award winners, the event will feature special guest speaker, comedian Hal Crutten.

Each award recognizes excellence within the passive fire protection industry, at company and individual level. Shortlisted companies for each award include:

  • ASFP Installation of the Year :
    • Firesafe Installations: for its £11m fire protection installation at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. The project involved many engineering judgments, as well as the inspection, testing and certification of previously installed but uncertified fire seals. Firesafe divided the works into 170 separate zones to avoid further uncertified works.
    • Coopers Fire: for its work in the Great Mosque of Mecca, Mataf Tunnels, installing a series of automated smoke curtains to separate vehicular access from pedestrian access. The project included the longest smoke curtains ever installed by Coopers Fire, with the largest continual run being 927m.
    • Oak Fire Protection: for the installation of passive fire protection systems within the Tesco Extra Store development at Woolwich, London. This included protection of the store, car parks and 260 residential apartments and communal areas. Working in extremely congested service trenches in limited space, Oak delivered high quality works to programme, despite the confined working conditions.
  • Passive Fire Protection Innovation of the Year:
    • The Injectaclad SS17 Timber Frame Cavity Barrier which can demonstrate 120 minutes’ integrity and insulation within multiple configurations with timber construction. Injectaclad avoids the need for the removal of large areas of the façade, when retrofitting cavity barriers.
    • ARC Building Solutions’ TCB Square, which acts as a cavity barrier around penetrations in the external wall for timber frame construction. This addresses challenges for on-site installers and inspectors, delivering a safer, more robust passive fire protection solution for low-rise housing.
    • The Colt EI60S Defender F2 smoke control damper which offers architects and interior designers a discreet and aesthetic smoke control damper that meets all the requirements of EN12101-8. The unique design ensures that, when closed, only a thin rectangular outline is visible in the wall.
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year:
    • Global HSE Solutions’ whiteboard animations which offer a unique approach to sharing fire safety knowledge and understanding across all marketing channels.
    • FSi’s Mind the Gap campaign which aims to raise awareness of the specification and installation of façade cavity barriers to a wider audience of construction professionals.
    • Nullifire’s multi-channel campaign to promote its FB750 coated batt and explain typical applications and testing procedures.

Other award finalists include:

  • Best Customer Service: Gunfire, Quelfire and Onetrace
  • Training and Development of the Year: Quelfire, Checkmate Fire and Novus Property Solutions
  • Highest Engagement of the Year: CCF, Checkmate Fire and Sherwin Williams
  • Individual Rising Star of the Year: Nathan Hassell of Novus Property Solutions; CLM Fireproofing’s Harry Botten; and Global HSE Solutions’ Alex Griffiths.

Awards will also be presented on the night for Lifetime Contribution and Academic Accomplishment, Advocate of the Year and to the Longest Serving Member companies.

ASFP Managing Director offered his congratulations to all the shortlisted individuals and companies:

“The awards highlight excellence in passive fire protection and reward all those who advance the sector. As in past years, all the entries are of the very highest standard and clearly demonstrate the excellent work, expertise, professionalism and commitment of our member companies and the accomplishments of our individual members.

“We are delighted to return to London for this year’s Awards Dinner. I congratulate all our finalists and look forward to joining our members and guests in celebrating the winners on the night.”

For further information on the ASFP and for passive fire protection advice, visit