Reducing the risk of fires on construction and refurbishment sites is more important than ever before. The damage from fires can be catastrophic to both the building and people. However, the majority of fires are preventable by taking simple and safe precautions.
At Proguard, we closely follow the ‘Fire Prevention on Construction Sites – Joint Code of Practice 9th edition’ to ensure we provide our customers with products that are Flame Retardant to LPS1207 standard.
How the Code applies to Temporary Protective Covering Materials:
“Finished surfaces, fittings or expensive items of plant and machinery incorporated into a building should be temporarily protected during construction or refurbishment. When selecting temporary protective covering material, regard must always be paid to the relative fire load and the potential for fire growth and spread.
Where flexible protective covering materials are used, these must conform to the requirements of the LPCB's Loss Prevention Standard LPS 1207: Fire requirements for protective covering materials or equivalent standard. The materials shall be manufactured in accordance with quality assurance and certification programme, and the protective covering material shall be approved by a third-party certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. The relevant approval mark shall be printed on the material.
When flexible materials are used to clad scaffolding, these materials must conform to the requirements of LPS 1215: Flammability requirements and tests for LPCB approval of scaffolding materials or equivalent standard. The material shall be manufactured in accordance with quality assurance and certification programme, and the scaffolding covering material shall be approved by a third-party certification body accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service. The relevant approval mark shall be printed on the material.
Third-party approved temporary protective covering materials must be exclusively used on all parts of the project, including scaffold cladding, containment nets, temporary roof sheeting and other tarpaulins. It is not acceptable to use non-approved materials in different parts of the building at different storeys/heights or on different elevations of the building.”
Many of our products are now Flame Retardant certified, look out for the Symbol 'Approved to LPS 1207'. Any product with this complies with the Joint Code of Practice standards.
If you'd like to find out more about our Fire Resistant & Flame Retardant Products. Please get in touch today and speak to one of our Protection Specialists. Call 01432 263598 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.