The concept of Fire Safety Engineering (FSE) in Ireland and in the UK has been predominant for the past decade following a series of health and safety breaches – especially in constructions built during the construction boom burst – which pushed the legislator to establish, and later revise, strict standards.

Modern buildings in Ireland and the UK must now have active fire safety systems that are required to operate in life safety, fire-fighting, emergency and evacuation applications.
For electrical consultants and contractors, this means that the electrical systems specified, installed and commissioned shall operate in fire conditions to ensure activation, fire-resistance and maintenance of power for adequate duration and to limit the spread of fumes and flames. Fire detection, emergency lighting and emergency egress must be addressed too to ensure efficiency and safety of escape routes, where electrical systems shall be fire resistant and non-combustible.

Our Expertise

Core has the expertise to assist consultant engineers and designers with the design and specification of fire-rated solutions. Our systems and turnkey service take the hard work out and ensure total compliance with current standards. We also help electrical contractors make sure all safety requirements are achieved with improved efficiency and reduced in place costs.

  • risk assessment / advise on solution
  • assist with design
  • supply products & systems
  • organise logistics
  • commission and certification
  • operative training & technical support

Products & Systems

We use carefully selected fire-rated products from our manufacturing partners that comply with the current standards such as the recent CPR. Our expertise allows us to combine these products into high-performance fire-rated systems that are easy and cost-efficient to install and maintain.

Innovative fire-rated systems: our solutions incorporate the relevant product and systems to meet all the specific standards.

  • Flat cables and modular wiring systems: Woertz – LSOH, E90 and I120 flat cables. Wieland – Metalynx² modular wiring system.
  • Cable containment, support and firebox systems: Marshall-Tufflex  – Firefly clip, Supertube conduit. OBO Bettermann –  Tray, basket, ladder, support, fire box all tested to DIN 4102 part 12 – function maintenance class E90.
  • Emergency lighting systems: P4 – Addressable or stand-alone self-contained systems to maintain integrity and the risk of reduce human error.