Chartwell Testing specialise in the compliancy of Passive Fire Protection from compartmentation to hardware products. It is a legal requirement for every commercial building to have fire safety checks every six to twelve months.
Chartwell Testing will quickly establish if the products you have in place have been well maintained and that both you and your premises are fully compliant to Fire Safety Regulations as well as safe.
From the 1st October 2006, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 requires that the ‘Responsible Person’ of any non-domestic premises to carry out a fire risk assessment which will cover the measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of fire. Do you know what to look for?
Our qualified team are trained in many areas of passive fire protection
Whether you are needing hardware products or doors to be fire tested or assessed, or the installation of products within your building, you need to know they comply.
Why a fire assessment? ...... to do a fire test could be expensive or time consuming, so Chartwell Testing will take information from exsisting evidence and engineer the report bespoke to your requirements.
Each report will comply to relevant standards such as BS476 & EN1634
Fire tested hardware products, can be assessed by our engineers along with evaluation reports.
The ‘Fire Door’ is the first line of defence between you and the fire and plays a crucial role in restricting the spread of fire and smoke, thus reducing injury, property damage and death.
Passive fire protection (PFP) is an integral component of the three components of structural fire protection and fire safety in a building. PFP attempts to contain fires or slow the spread, through use of fire-resistant walls, floors, and doors.
The key to passive fire protection is to contain the fire to a particular compartment or room, giving occupants enough time to escape and the fire service enough time to enter the building and tackle the fire.
Chartwell Testing can help you satisfy current fire door legislation. We carry out detailed Fire Door inspections and certified Fire Door maintenance. To discuss your requirements call 01246 807960
Fire door examination is checking elements of the door leaf, frame & hardware to ensure they are fully conformed to recommendations. Our technicians are trained to the FDIS standards and are there to support and advise you regarding all aspects of Fire Door Safety as set out under BS 8214.
Fire door assemblies and door sets should be installed correctly to ensure their fire integrity rating and overall performance and reliability. We will carry out an inspection, repair or replace your building's fire doors to approved standards, ensuring your building Fire Doors are compliant with current legislation and meet insurance criteria. The correct installation of a fire door is fundamental to its overall performance, ensuring that the fire door remains reliable to its fire integrity rating in the event of a fire.
Chartwell Testing carry out all necessary checks before and after installation to ensure the fire door is properly fitted and will remain reliable if a fire were to occur in the building.
Fire Door Maintenance is critical for the fire safety of the building. Fire doors should be checked at least once every six months or more frequently depending on the doors useage and traffic. As a vital element in the overall fire strategy of a building, it is essential that fire doors are managed and maintained to ensure that they can perform as expected in the event of a fire.
If there is any minor alteration to the door or the frame it is built into, this can seriously compromise the door's performance. The maintenance of a fire door can be carried out by Chartwell Testing and will conform to the FDIS check list to ensure the fire door's integrity.
Compartmentation is a term that is used in the vast majority of buildings, other than simple low rise developments. Compartmentation is referred to in many different ways: fire walls (and floors); fire separation; protected corridors / stairs.
Buildings are compartmentalised to delay fire from spreading from one area to another. The compartments are linked by doors allowing the passage of traffic around the building.
Fire risk assessment (FRA) Completing a fire risk assessment is a requirement by law to making your premises safer from fire.
A fire risk assessment is an overall process of identifying fire hazards and evaluating the risks to the safety of persons and the building in the event of fire.