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ASFP announces Passive Fire Protection Awards 2021 winners

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has announced the winners of the Passive Fire Protection Awards 2021.

The award winners were initially shared at the Association’s Awards Lunch at the Edwardian Hotel in Manchester on 26th November 2021. Awards were presented in six categories, each recognising excellence within the passive fire protection industry.

ASFP Installation of the Year Award

Optimum Drywall Systems – SCCC Grange University Hospital project

As one of the largest passive fire protection systems in the South west and Wales, the project presented many design challenges that were resolved with innovative solutions.

Passive Fire Protection Innovation of the Year Award

Global HSE Solutions – Independent Scrutineer Service

The service monitors fire safety at the three gateways of construction: design, construction and pre-occupation. At each stage, Global HSE provides desktop analytics and site visits to ensure that all design and build details are compliant and installed correctly. Evidential, auditable records are provided for the O&M manuals.

ASFP Training and Development of the Year Award

Neo Property Solutions

Neo Property Solutions won the award for its extensive programme of training activities delivered to numerous stakeholders. The business has demonstrated its commitment to its staff and the wider community by developing passive fire protection knowledge, with investment in training initiatives.

Advocate of the Year

Joe Cilia, FIS

Joe was awarded Advocate of the Year for his work in bringing together several industry trade associations to develop the Firestopping of Service Penetrations, Best Practice in Design and Installation Guide. The guide aims to assist in the design, specification and installation of building services penetrations through fire compartment walls and floors in new buildings to ensure the fire compartmentation is maintained.

Individual Rising Star of the Year

Kieran Carlisle, Checkmate Fire

Kieron joined Checkmate as a graduate in 2017 and has quickly developed a sound technical knowledge. Having taken advantage of all of the training opportunities available to him to expand his knowledge of the passive fire protection industry, he has been rewarded with a quick succession of role promotions.

Lifetime Contribution Award

Jim O’Hagen, Structural Fireproof Systems

Jim O’Hagen was a hugely respected stalwart of the industry who sadly died in 2021. Jim was pioneer of the nascent fireproofing industry in the 1970’s, eventually establishing Structural Fireproofing Systems in the early 1990’s. With a lifelong association with the ASFP, Jim served on the Council, always striving to improve standards in the industry.

ASFP CEO, Steve Davies, offered his congratulations to all the shortlisted individuals and companies: “The ASFP Passive Fire Protection Awards highlight excellence in passive fire protection and reward those who contribute to the advancement of the sector. I would like to congratulate all of the winners who proved their expertise and value. I must also thank everyone who entered, since the very high standard and the variety of nominations served to demonstrate the outstanding achievements, expertise, professionalism, and commitment of our members.

“After the challenges we have faced throughout the pandemic, the 2021 PFP Awards were particularly poignant, marking the huge achievements of ASFP members and the passive fire protection industry as a whole, from innovative new projects to incredible individuals.”

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