Quality & performance accreditations
All of Lorient's products are backed by extensive test evidence - but in addition to this, we also submit our products for independent performance verification, wherever a suitable scheme exists.
Three independent accreditation schemes exist with particular relevance to smoke seals and fire seals. Their purpose is to set benchmark quality and performance requirements, which go beyond the simple passing of a single smoke or fire test.
British Board of Agrément
BBA approvals provide independent assurance for the designer, specifier and end-user as to the “fitness-for-purpose” of building products. To achieve this accreditation, Lorient acoustic, smoke and fire seals were subjected to a comprehensive appraisal, conducted over a two year period. Rigorous audits of the manufacturer’s procedures are regularly conducted and it is a condition of BBA approval that a complete re-appraisal of the relevant products is carried out at, maximum, 3-year intervals. Lorient seals have successfully completed this review process on each occasion since the original approval was awarded. Lorient remains the only manufacturer of combined acoustic, smoke and fire seals to hold BBA approval on its mainstream range of seals.
For more information, visit www.bbacerts.co.uk
CERTIFIRE is independent third party product certification operated by Exova Warringtonfire Certification Limited, and accredited by UKAS. Lorient has held CERTIFIRE certification for many years, and has achieved the more rigorous requirements of the revised schedule for fire and smoke seals, TS35. The company also holds CERTIFIRE certification on its entire range of glazing products; its acoustic, smoke and fire seal range; and now - a range of fire and smoke resistant dampers / air transfer grilles.
For more information, visit www.warringtonfire.net
CERTIFIRE certificates can be found in the download section of relevant product pages or here.
IFC Certification Ltd is a UKAS approved and internationally recognised provider of third party Certification services. Lorient has been awarded IFC certification in 2008, having met the requirements of the SD13 schedule for Penetration and Linear Gap seals on a number of fireseal and combined smoke and fire seal products.
For more information, visit www.ifccertification.com
Lorient is quality assured under the disciplines of BS EN ISO 9001:2008
Lorient has attained BS EN ISO 9001: 2008 accreditation for environmental management, making us the first seal manufacturer to have achieved this important award. This internationally recognised standard represents that we have demonstrated our commitment to responsible environmental behaviour, including prevention of pollution, control and reduction of waste, and ongoing monitoring and improvement of our environmental performance. Achieving ISO 14001 is just one part of our ongoing commitment to operate in a sustainable way.
Accreditation to this standard is a guarantee that we conduct our business to the complete satisfaction of our customers with regard to design solutions, manufacturing consistency and management procedures.
In addition, this internationally recognised standard for quality management generates customer confidence and eliminates the risk of poor performance. Regular audits of our company procedures are undertaken by qualified BSI staff to ensure ongoing compliance with all aspects of the standard.
UL is a global independent safety science company that tests a diverse range of products; representative samples of a product must be tested and meet UL’s stringent requirements to carry the marque. These requirements are based primarily on UL’s published and nationally recognised Standards for Safety. Backed by more than a century of proven safety science expertise, businesses, consumers and regulatory authorities around the world recognise the trusted rigour and technical excellence of UL certifications. Lorient is proud to have achieved the UL Mark on many of its products. These are detailed on individual pages.
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