Third party active & passive fire inspections


Vortex Fire has extensive experience in providing third party (IIA – Independent Inspection Agency) fire safety inspections and witnessing of testing and commissioning on projects under construction. This includes:

  • Active fire safety systems (as per NFPA, IBC and UAE Fire & Life Safety Code of Practice)
    • Fire-fighting systems
    • Fire detection and alarm systems
    • Smoke management systems
    • Emergency lighting and signage
  • Passive fire safety systems
    • Service penetrations as per ASTM E2174
    • Joints and perimeter fire stopping as per ASTM E2392
    • Structural fire proofing – Sprayed Fire-Resistive Material (SFRM) as per ASTM E605 & ASTM E736
    • Structural fire proofing – Intusmescent Fire-Resistant Coating (Intumescent Paint) as per AWCI 12-B & ASTM D7091
    • Fire doors and windows as per NFPA 80
    • Facade and roof inspections as per UAE Fire & Life Safety Code of Practice
  • Fire safety strategy
    • Emergency vehicular access
    • Means of egress components
    • Fire Service Elevators
    • Emergency (Fire) Command Centre

The inspections are undertaken in accordance with the approved fire strategy as well as NFPA and ASTM standards.

Vortex Fire (Dubai Office) is accredited by International Accreditation Service (IAS) to undertake independent third-party inspections in accordance with:

  • ISO 17020:2012 Conformity Assessment – Requirements for the Operation of Various Types of Bodies Performing Inspection
  • AC291 Accreditation Criteria for Special Inspection Agencies

Fore more information, visit our accreditation page.

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