Product assessment reports

Warringtonfire’s team of engaged experts are able to provide product assessment reports, which are desk based studies, and can be used to establish the likely fire resistance performance of building elements.

To comply with regulations, many buildings require fire resistant building elements such as fire doors, wall systems and floors etc. The performance of these elements need to be proven and that is normally achieved by conducting appropriate fire resistance testing.  

As fire resistance test reports relate only to the exact design configuration that was tested, and because it is impractical to test all potential variations of fire resistant elements for all applications, professional solutions are often necessary to establish whether variations from tested details are acceptable.  

Our service in this area provides you with a product assessment report for your passive fire protection products.

What is a product assessment report?

A product assessment report (also known as a Global Assessment) is a desk based study, applying expert knowledge to the results taken from a series of fire resistance tests of a particular design configuration to either extend the coverage of existing fire test evidence to allow the development of new designs or design variations without the need for additional testing or to conduct a design performance evaluation of an unusual or bespoke construction that may be impractical to test, conducted on a project specific basis (also known as a Job Specific Assessment).

Our team of engaged experts produce product assessment reports of fire resistance performance for Building Regulation compliance based on over 40 years of experience and, where appropriate, the agreed principles and resolutions of the Fire Test Study Group.

Warringtonfire can also provide an extended field of application (EXAP) report in order to extend the coverage of existing fire test evidence contained within one or more fire test reports which were conducted to the BSEN series of standards in order for a Classification Report to be written for CE marking purposes.