Flammability Best Practice Guide
In This Series
The guide - FIRA-FRQG F001: 2011 - has been developed by FRQG to fulfil four major functions: - To provide basic information to upholstery suppliers across the global supply chain regarding the requirements of the UK's Furniture and Furnishings (Fire) (Safety) Regulations. - To give a standard interpretation of the testing requirements within the regulations to ensure that all test laboratories around the world are testing in the same way, and hopefully reduce expensive product recalls. - To give instructions to test laboratories on test report format to ensure that they are easy to read. - To give advice on the age of test reports that will be accepted
- Best practice - test methods
- Best practice matrix - flammability testing recommendations
This Wood Information Sheet gives guidance on assessing the suitability of existing doors for upgrading to give a 20 or 30 minutes' fire resistance comparable with that of purpose-made fire doors. Upgrading to 60 minutes' performance will rarely be possible.
Upgrading the fire resistance of existing doors is...
Peter Barker, Principal Technical Officer at BM TRADA, discusses the impact that the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order has had on the passive fire protection industry
Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2015
Fire-resisting doorsets are required to be able to contain a fully developed fire, to facilitate escape of a building's occupants and allow fire fighting, and to protect the contents and/or the structure from the effects of fire. The doorset therefore must have resistance to fire, expressed in terms of time....