With fire protection there can never be any doubt or compromise about standards or product performance.

Promat products and systems provide proven and assured levels of fire protection and insulation, backed by a wealth of testing and third party certification that complies with or exceeds UK and European standards.

Fire Testing

Fire tests on elements of building construction have been carried out in accordance with a number of British and European test methods. The BS 476 series used in the UK and many other countries where British Standards are traditionally used, is being gradually superseded by European fire testing standards which are used in the European Single Market. Visible recognition of these is given in Approved Document B: 2006 and national equivalents in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The adoption of the European standard is intended to remove technical barriers to trade in Europe. The international fire testing standard, ISO 834, is similar to the other standards and is in the process of being revised to bring it more in line with the European standard.

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Exhaustive and regular testing is commissioned by Promat, to ensure total performance reliability is sustained, and is carried out independently by third parties including Exova Warringtonfire and BRE Global.

  • Promat UK: 500+ independently conducted fire resistance tests
  • Promat Group: 2,500+ fire resistance tests since 1988

The Promat UK fire testing facility, operated by Exova Warringtonfire, is located at the Heywood site and offers fire testing to BS, EN, IMO and ASTM to both cellulosic and hydrocarbon fire curves. 

Promat UK Fire Testing Facility at Heywood

Certification

Promat UK endorses the use of third party accreditation bodies such as CERTIFIRE for products and FIRAS for installation contractors. Credibility given by such authorities gives the whole marketplace confidence in not only the product, but also the installation.

  • Certifire LogoCERTIFIRE: operated by Warrington Certification Ltd (WCL) 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.
  • FIRAS LogoFIRAS Installer Certification Scheme: a voluntary, third party certification for installation contractors of both passive and active fire protection systems, operated by Warrington Certification Ltd (WCL), and accredited by UKAS to EN45011.

Certificated contractors are required to successfully complete a 3 stage assessment process covering:

  • Assessment of office management systems.
  • Assessment of workmanship of site for all trade disciplines for which certification is sought.
  • Competence assessment of supervisory and installation employees.
  • BBA Agrément Certificateto achieve certification, a product needs to pass a series of comprehensive assessments – including laboratory tests, on-site evaluations, quality management checks and inspections of production (factory product control or FPC). This certification relates to Promat MASTERBOARD®.
  • Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) Certificate: . LPCB has worked with industry and government for more than 100 years to set the standards needed to ensure that fire and security products and services perform effectively. LPCB certification provided by BRE Global Ltd, provides third-party approval, confirming that products and services have met and will continue to meet these standards. Promat LPCB Certifcation is listed on Redbooklive.com
  • DNV.GL Certificate: classification and technical assurance to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. 
  • Lloyd's Register CertificateType Approval from Lloyd’s Register demonstrates that your product conforms to recognised industry quality standards and/or the LR Rules, through a process of independent design review, sample testing and verification of production controls. 

Promat UK is fully committed to delivering quality products, advice, service and support and is accredited to OHSAS 18001 (health & safety management system), BS EN ISO 9001 (quality) and ISO 14001 (environmental).