Safe2Torch is an NFRC campaign developed in partnership with contractor and manufacturer members of the NFRC, seeks to significantly reduce the risk of roof fires when using gas torches, either to dry out roofs or when used to install torch-on membranes.
The NFRC estimates that the campaign will affect at least 50% of the flat roofs installed in the UK.
The Safe2Torch campaign promotes the positive side of the industry, where safe specifications and safe working practices are second nature. It will give clients assurance that if they engage with a Safe2Torch Contractor and/or Manufacturer, their roof works will have been planned and installed within the requirements of the Safe2Torch guidance.
As an Safe2Torch Registered Member Icopal commit to:
- Highlighting and reporting specifications which do not conform to Safe2Torch
- Identifying and reducing the risk of roof fires caused by gas torches
- Ensuring all employees are trained in the use of gas torches and their associated risks
- Ensuring all supervisors or charge hands have completed the Safe2Torch checklist prior to hot works commencing
Read our TorchSafe™ Detailing Guide for Reinforced Bitumen Waterproofing and find out more how contractors and specifiers can meet the goals and objectives of the NFRC Safe2Torch campaign