Chapter 7 Products
a) A clearer, more transparent and more effective specification and testing regime of construction products must be developed. This should include products as they are put together as part of a system.
a) Manufacturers must retest products that are critical to the safety of HRRBs at least every three years. …
b) The testing of products that are critical to the safety of HRRBs should be subject to independent third party certification.
Shadbolt have always promoted the specification of fire doorsets rather than separately sourced doors, frames etc. Doorsets form a complete element including frame, ironmongery, seals and door closing systems which have been tested together. With a doorset there is a high degree of assurance that the installed unit will meet the same performance standards as tested specimens.
Fire performance of Shadbolt doorsets is assured by a continuing programme of independent third-party testing and certification under a UKAS-accredited scheme. Tests are as far as possible carried out on realistic assemblies of conventionally installed and normally operable doorsets.
Copies of test reports / authoritative assessments are available for inspection for all door and doorset specifications and to accompany Operations and Maintenance documentation issues as appropriate.