fire safety testing

‘Product transparency and no more designing on the hoof’ – What the national regulator for construction products means for the future of fire testing

A culture of misleading product information and ‘cheapest and fastest’ needs to be replaced with transparency and planned specification. Read More

FPA develops new fire test and assessment method for external cladding systems

The FPA has developed RISC 501: Fire Test and Assessment Method for External Cladding Systems through RISCAuthority. Read More

BRE investigates causes and consequences of lithium-ion battery fires in new research

In collaboration with Electrical Safety First, the BRE fire safety research team has carried out tests into lithium-ion battery fires. Read More

Warringtonfire to ‘triple fire testing capacity’ with new $30 million facilities opening in 2025

Warringtonfire has announced its plans to open a new $30 million fire testing and certification facility in Warrington, UK, to meet demand. Read More

Paul Morrell to offer exclusive insight into Review of Construction Product Testing at FPA InfoZone at FIREX

Find out what's going on at the FPA InfoZone at FIREX 2023, with Paul Morrell set to talk about the review of testing for the first time! Read More

Independent Review of Construction Product Testing calls for full supply chain to take greater responsibility to restore trust in system

A summary of the findings from the Independent Review of the Construction Product Testing Regime that was published in April 2022. Read More

Tech Talks: The importance of insulation and continuity testing of fire cables

Insight into fire cable installation and why correct insulation and continuity testing is so important when installing fire alarm systems. Read More

Watermist system becomes ‘first of its kind’ to pass the FPA’s accreditation tests

Halo2, a watermist system from Quenchfire, is said to be the first of its kind to pass six fire accreditation tests carried out by the FPA. Read More

Why are there fire testing capacity issues?

Neil Smith from UL Solutions, explains why and how the industry will need to collaborate to meet the growing demand for fire safety testing. Read More

FPA announces iMist as first company to pass its UKAS residential and domestic watermist systems test

iMist is the first company to pass the FPA's UKAS accredited BS 8458 testing process for residential and domestic watermist systems. Read More

Warringtonfire marks 50 years of ‘making tomorrow safer than today’

Warringtonfire is marking the 50th anniversary of its first commercial fire test, which took place in the summer of 1972. Read More

FPA unveils new compartmentation survey technology and launches insulation material identification lab

The Fire Protection Association has developed new technology for compartmentation and door surveys and expanded its testing capabilities. Read More

HSE report reveals “evidence gaps” in composite repair system response to fire

HSE report outlines guidelines on the use of engineered composite repairs to fix defective and corroded pipework. Read More

“We’re importing new building techniques, but not the necessary fire protection systems to work with them” – Jonathan O’Neill on the challenges ahead for the fire safety sector

Jonathan O’Neill OBE provides his thoughts on the major challenges ahead for the fire industry and his concerns over new building techniques. Read More

Warringtonfire elevates testing laboratory following growth in demand

Warringtonfire has made substantial investments in its High Wycombe testing facility to meet growth in demand ahead of the UKCA Mark deadline. Read More

“38% of businesses do not have suitable fire risk assessments in place”, according to new research

JLA, has revealed that many companies are ill-equipped to deal with the growing risk of fires at their sites. Read More


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