CERTIFIRE - Leading the way in Product Certification for Passive Fire Protection
CERTIFIRE is an independent third party certification scheme that assures performance, quality, reliability and traceability of fire protection products. Recognised by regulatory authorities worldwide, it is an internationally respected mark of fire safety and one of the most authoritative in the industry.
The fundamental benefit of CERTIFIRE is seated in giving the regulator, specifier, customer and end-user confidence with regards to the stated performance of the product and provides an informed choice when purchasing or selecting the product.
Choosing a product that carries the mark of a reputable third-party certification body gives assurances as to the performance of the products. Using certificated products, correctly installed, provides a powerful demonstration that due diligences have been served.
MANUFACTURERS - For manufacturers of fire protection products and systems, CERTIFIRE offers the opportunity to differentiate products and processes from non certified equivalents thus helping to access markets worldwide.
SPECIFIERS - For architects, specifiers, contractors and building owners CERTIFIRE provides assurance that fire protection products and systems correctly installed will perform as required. Therefore avoiding costly mistakes and dramatically reducing risk.
The importance of schemes like CERTIFIRE is recognised in Approved Document B of the Building Regulations (ADB). The document makes a clear recommendation for the use of third party certificated products and systems.
With the current drive towards the implementation of the 'Construction Products Regulation' to impose mandatory CE Marking in Europe, WCL can offer CE Marking and CERTIFIRE as a package based on combined evidence.
The WCL Technical Directory is the reference point for selecting passive fire protection products and systems. End users can be assured that listed products are fit for purpose
- Timber Doorsets (including hardware, glazing and seals)
- Glass & Glazing products and systems
- Firestopping products and systems
- Structural Steelwork Protection
The online CERTIFIRE Register is a comprehensive guide which lists all of our certificated products and systems. It includes the complete field of application for products thus enabling the specifier or enforcement authority to check the suitability of a product for the intended end-use application.