Intertek showcase £1million test facility at Firex 2011
Published on 12 July 2011
Global Testing and Certification Body, Intertek revealed the first glimpse of their new £1million life safety product test facility, currently being developed in Leatherhead, Surrey.
As a European Notified Body under the Construction Products Directive for over 20 standards, mostly within the EN 54 series, Intertek have been actively working within in the Life Safety & Security industry since 2009 - specifically with fire detection products such as panels and smoke alarms, heat detectors, power supplies, VACIE, speakers, sounders and wireless devices.
Intertek’s new purpose-built facility to test life safety and security equipment for Europe and North America, is currently under development in Leatherhead and is believed to be part of the largest investment of its kind in Europe. The first glimpse of this new centre for technical excellence in fire safety will be revealed at booth 3G75 at the International Firex Exhibition, ahead of its gala opening this Summer. Once complete it the site will include:
Many companies in the fire safety sector are concerned about compliance with the new CPR and what their obligations actually are; and now there will be a new centre of excellence where they can get help. During the show, we also have technical industry experts Clare Groombridge and Gordon Ash at the booth offering regulatory advice and guidance on the CPR and helping visitors get to grips with the requirements of US product listings.”
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