The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is the UK’s leading trade association for the passive fire protection sector. It was formed in 1975 in recognition of a need to bring together passive fire protection manufacturers, contractors and testing/certification bodies to encourage, develop and give guidance on essential standards in passive fire protection and to support the activities of the fire industry in relation to all forms of ‘built in’ fire protection.
The ASFP serves and represents the needs of its members and the wider passive fire protection industry, by raising standards and competence through training, testing, certification and quality of installation and maintenance.
IFC Certification Ltd is a UKAS accredited and internationally recognised provider of high quality customer focused independent third party certification.
IFC Certification Ltd is also a Notified Certification Body for certificating products for CE Marking under the Construction Products Directive.
The company is a member of the long established IFC Group of companies including International Fire Consultants Ltd, who have established an enviable independent position offering clients across the world impartial advice on Fire Safety.
Alpha Fire Protection are third party certified by the IFC. These certifications are widely recognised and ensures that our knowledge and training meets industry approved standards.
The installer Certification Scheme is designed to ensure that certificated and tested products are installed within the approved field of application by skilled and competent operatives to give confidence to specifiers, users, occupiers, owners and enforcement bodies .
CIRI is an online register, supported by Government, of competent builders, contractors, specialist sub-contractors and tradespersons who undertake to carry out construction works. Its objective is to be recognized as the primary online resource used by consumers in the public and private procurement of construction services.
When engaging a CIRI registered construction entity, consumers can be confident that they are dealing with experienced people. CIRI standards are high and only construction companies, sole traders and builders who meet the strict eligibility criteria are registered on CIRI.
The CIF’s work ensures the industry has the capacity and capability to meet the challenges it faces and that Government is informed in making decisions to meet the infrastructure and residential needs of the country.
While helping its members to weather the crisis that hit the sector in recent years, the CIF was also looking to the future of the industry and the country. To this end it has been establishing programmes and promoting initiatives that will give members the capacity and capability to meet Ireland’s building needs in the years ahead in a sustainable and profitable manner. Below we outline some of the key works we have been carrying during 2016 and into 2017