BWF Certifire Scheme
Why choose a BWF-Certifier member
As a member of the BWF- Certifier scheme we are fully committed to a rigorous certification programme requiring a considerable investment in time and money. The commitment
to quality will ensure this lifesaving product achieves its aim of protecting lives and property.
Certification is the cornerstone of the BWF -Certifier Fire Door and Doorset Scheme and should be a minimum requirement demanded for every passive fire protection product. Third party fire certification tests and verifies a fire doors design, performance, manufacturing process and quality assurance from manufacture to installation.
Testing a fire door, at a UKAS aproved test facility, to BS476 part 22 or EN 1634, is the only sure way to prove that it is going to fulfil its rating. A rating is given to the door assembly based on the time it has held back the fire without being breached. The Scheme requires each fire door design to be tested, as a complete assembly, every 5 years or 250,000 doors produced, to ensure standards are maintained.
As a member involved in the manufacture or conversion of fire doors or their associated components we are audited annually by Warrington Certifier Ltd. The audit aims to ensure that the fire doors or components being made and adjusted use the same materials identified in the original test for that specific design. The auditor also looks to ensure that the BWF-Certifier Fire Door and Dorset Scheme labels and installation instructions are being attached to every door and that records are kept for each door to ensure traceability.