New UK Certification Scheme for Fire Stopping
BM TRADA has launched a new certification scheme in the UK that aims to ensure that fire stopping solutions are being fitted correctly and to verify the competence of installation companies, while offering building owners with a certificate of installation.
The Q-Mark Scheme for Fire Stopping Installation is designed to provide confidence to fire stopping installers that they are fitting products correctly; to building owners and specifiers that fire compartment lines have been properly sealed; and to fire stopping product manufacturers, that their products are being fitted correctly, in line with both their instructions and their fire test evidence.
A label will be placed next to each installation to confirm that it meets the requirements of the scheme and each will be registered with BM TRADA through its web-based database. Once this has been completed, BM TRADA will email a certificate to the person nominated by the installer, confirming details of what has been installed.