Senior Technical Manager, Peter Barker explains how important fire doors are for life safety and the role of third party certification.
Fire Door Safety Week, which runs from 20–26 September this year, serves as a reminder of the importance of ensuring that fire doors are robust, thoroughly tested, have third party fire door certification, and are correctly installed. Well-made and well-installed fire doors can limit the passage of flame and smoke from one room to the next, saving lives and preventing damage. With a role so important for life safety, there is no space for cutting corners.
While fire doors supplied by reputable manufacturers, which have also been appropriately tested, are a good place to start, certification can often be the true mark of a superior product.
One of the leading fire door certifications available on the market is Warringtonfire’s Certifire scheme.
Certifire third party fire door certification
Certifire is an independent, third party fire door certification scheme operated by Warringtonfire, which can be relied upon to assure performance, reliability, quality, and traceability.
Warringtonfire’s innovative scheme is backed up by other industry leaders, like the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and the BWF Fire Door Alliance, which run the annual Fire Door Safety Week.
Certifire is used by manufacturers to ensure quality, and by architects, contractors, specifiers and building owners to ensure that fire doors have been installed properly and will perform as required. An investment in this certification now avoids costly mistakes down the line and dramatically reduces risk.
What are the benefits of Certifire?
As a UKAS-accredited business and a globally recognized scheme, Warringtonfire’s Certifire certification differentiates fire doors from their non-certified counterparts, improving market access worldwide.
Other benefits of third party fire door certification include:
• Providing the regulator, specifier, customer and end-user with performance confidence
• Demonstrating due diligence
• Full traceability via the online Certifire register
• Risk prevention, limiting potential loss of life and damage
• Cost savings in the event of fire
• Meeting regional fire door regulations
Why choose Warringtonfire for third party fire door certification?
As a one-stop shop for all door and window testing and certification, Warringtonfire and BM TRADA, part of the Element Group, are world leaders in fire certification. With decades of experience and teams of engaged experts in their fields, they help customers’ products and systems achieve full passive and active fire protection, while also providing the required compliance and reassurance.
The team at Warringtonfire would be happy to talk to you about your products and projects and how the right testing and certification can help you improve market access, win new projects and build a long-term sustainable business.
For more information on Certifire and third party fire door certification, contact us.