How to Find Out if Your Passive Fire Protection (PFP) Provider is Certified
Passive fire protection (PFP) plays a crucial role in building safety and preventing the spread of fire. This means as a business owner, you want the confidence and peace of mind that all your PFP systems and products meet the highest standards.
Importance of Passive Fire Protection Accreditation & Certification
Industry certifications and accreditations help to set benchmarks and expectations for external PFP providers. This helps consumers find suppliers who are reputable, reliable and knowledgeable when it comes to designing, installing and maintaining a PFP system. Certification helps customers know any work carried out will meet a specific standard, and when it comes to fire safety, this is extremely important.
In this guide we provide an overview of some of the key certification and accreditation companies in the passive fire protection industry as well as details on how you can find out if your PFP provider is certified by them.
All certification schemes in this article have been accredited by UKAS.
IFC (International Fire Consultants) Certification is an internationally recognised provider of fire safety certification. They offer a comprehensive range of schemes – including product certification, installer certification and site inspection services – all of which are designed to provide assurance and transparency to end-users.
In order to become IFC certified installers of fire protection measures, companies must undergo a variety of inspections and tests. They are also continually reassessed with random inspections to ensure capabilities and compliance is maintained.
By ensuring anyone carrying out passive fire protection work at your property is IFC certified, you can be confident in their ability to deliver the highest quality PFP measures.
To find companies certified by IFC, visit IFC’s website and search for a company name or by product type.
CPFP are IFC certified installers of PFP measures.
Warringtonfire is a world leader in fire certification and fire safety services. They exist to help make certain that the materials, products and processes they test, inspect and certify are safe and of the highest quality.
They offer a range of passive fire protection certification services, including FIRAS. FIRAS is a third-party certification scheme for installation contractors and is the mark of endorsement of competency in the installation of products and systems, vital for achieving the protection required.
Other certification services offered by Warringtonfire include Certifire and FRACS.
To find companies certified by Warringtonfire, visit Warringtonfire’s website and search by certification type or product group.
BM TRADA (Warringtonfire’s sister company) is a global testing, inspection and certification company that delivers critical services in materials testing, product qualification testing, inspection and certification to the fire and building products marketplace.
Customers can rest assured that any material, product and process certified by BM TRADA is safe in their end application, is of marketable quality, is compliant with all relevant standards and industry regulations, and is fit for purpose.
The four brand values of BM TRADA are safety, partnership, integrity and excellence.
To find suppliers of BM TRADA certified products or services, visit BM TRADA’s website and search according to the type of certification and/or the type of product you are looking for.
BRE Global are an independent, third-party approvals organisation working to ensure that fire, security, environmental and other products and services provide the quality of performance required.
Their Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) has been working within the industry and with insurers for more than 100 years to set the standards needed to ensure that fire and security products and services perform effectively. They rigorously assess and approve fire safety products and their installation against published standards such as British Standards, European Standards and LPCB Loss Prevention Standards (LPS).
The LPCB Mark has become an internationally recognised mark of trust, demonstrating the quality of products and services provided by manufacturers and suppliers.
All fire and security products, services and companies certified by LPCB to LPS and other industry standards are listed in the ‘RedBook’.
Passive Fire Protection with CPFP
Passive fire protection installers may be certified by any reputable accreditation service, such as the ones listed in this blog.
Here at CPFP, we are incredibly proud to have attained third-party accreditation with IFC. We are subject to continual random inspections and are audited on an annual basis to ensure that compliance and IFC standards are maintained.
Certified by IFC, our clients can rest assured knowing their PFP is installed to the highest standard for maximum efficiency and fulfilment. All products, materials, methods and planning we use are approved to the highest quality.
If you are looking for to ensure your building is equipped with the most effective and reliable PFP systems, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team today. Our team of expert, certified installers have years of experience in designing and installing advanced PFP systems to protect buildings. From schools and offices to hospitals and residential buildings, we can provide you with safe and compliant PFP solutions.
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