05 December, 2022      Colleague DevelopmentCompany Updates

We’re incredibly proud to share that Adam Shipstone, Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Compliance Manager at Novus, has recently been accepted as a member of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection’s (ASFP) Technical Committee.

What is 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 operates a number of technical task groups and committees which undertake the work of the association, with all task groups reporting into the Technical Committee. It is the main ASFP committee on technical matters and decides what tasks are allocated to the various task groups and also reviews any decisions or publications that task groups produce before they go to ASFP Council for approval before publication.

How Adam’s experience is helping the ASFP

In addition to bringing his expertise to the Technical Committee, Adam has also joined the organisation’s Fire-Stopping task group, which looks at firestopping and cavity barriers, two important areas involved in preventing the internal spread of fire.

Adam brings over 13 years of technical expertise to both the ASFP Technical Committee and Fire-Stopping Task Group, having started his career in 2008 as a Passive Fire Protection Installer, successfully working his way to Passive Fire Protection Compliance Manager within Novus. With extensive experience spanning across social housing, education and healthcare, Adam has a thorough understanding of building regulations and contributing added value to each project where possible.

Speaking of his appointments within ASFP, Adam commented “I’m really proud to have been accepted onto both the Technical Committee and the Fire-Stopping task group for ASFP. I am an active member of the ASFP community and am really looking forward to bringing my ideas and knowledge to both of these groups. Working with ASFP, I hope we can continue to highlight the importance of all areas of PFP and work with clients and communities to make buildings across the UK safer, regardless of their day-to-day use.”

To find out more about ASFP and their work, visit

To learn how Novus can help with your Passive Fire Protection needs, visit our Building Compliance page.

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