Firestopping of service penetrations

To assist in the design, specification and installation of building services penetrations to ensure fire compartmentation is maintained, five leading not-for-profit organisations have launched a Best Practice Design and Installation Guide, Firestopping of Service Penetrations. 

The aim of the guide is to encourage all stakeholders in construction to consider firestopping design earlier in the process in order to avoid problems at a later stage in construction. It is not an installation manual but guidance to a good practice approach. The guide is broken down to provide information on actions that should be carried out during each of the stages one to seven.

Download the guide via the link below, but scroll down to see our new (free) training course that supports the guide.

“This document is the result of a collaboration between a number of relevant trade bodies and organisations representing the wider construction and fire safety industries, and it is an example of the collaborative working and acceptance of professional responsibility throughout the supply chain that must become a feature of the industry’s culture from now on.” 

Dame Judith Hackitt


This guide has been turned into a short (free) online training course:

The course is designed for building engineers, designers, installer, inspectors, or insurer who want to learn more about fire stopping.

During this course, you will learn about the design process for the selection of fire stopping of service penetrations, how to apply the nine golden rules, understand the importance of early engagement, as well as the terms and definitions used and the key questions to ask to ensure a compliant installation of fire stopping.


Knowledge check questions will be asked at the end of the course. Once you have completed the course, you can download a CPD certificate.

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced)