Westwood Receive Fire Shutter Certification

19th May, 2010

Certified Fire ShuttersWestwood Security Shutters Ltd announced today (19/5/2010) that they have joined the select group of UK manufacturers that are able to provide Fire Resistant Roller Shutters. The Westwood range of Fire Resistant Roller Shutters have been certified to provide up to 4 hours resistance to fire. Having undergone rigorous testing at the Exova Warrington Fire Global Safety complex, the BSEN 1634-1 certification of Westwood’s cutting-edge fire shutter range has been confirmed.

Westwood Security Shutters can now offer fire shutters tested for fire resistance for up to 1, 2, 3 or 4 hours.

Why is Certification Important?

When purchasing a certified Fire Shutter product, the buyer knows that the fire shutters have been thoroughly and independently tested. Fire Rated Shutters are an increasingly popular option in buildings of all types.They offer fire protection at up to four hours greater than would be the case for a standard non fire rated door or shutter. They can be used to section off and protect a particular part of a building, the whole building, or even provide protection between floors (known as horizontal fire shutters).

All new buildings now take into account the possibility of a fire and fire shutters and curtains can help in curtailment and containment of fires whilst protecting and saving lives. Fire Shutters help many businesses to ensure that they protect their goods, buildings and employees from the threat of fire by offering potentially significant delays to the spread of fire.

If you are a business owner and take the security and safety of your business, premises and staff seriously, you may be surprised to know that every year many businesses are forced to close as insurance companies often refuse to meet claims because building regulations and Loss Prevention Council requirements have not been met in relation to fire spread. Fire Shutters from Westwood Security are the perfect solution to ensure compliance.

Westwood Technical Director Matt Sands says: £Westwood have been manufacturing roller shutters since 1994 and after repeated requests we have recently decided to add Fire rated roller shutters to our range. Fire shutters are now essential for many buildings and businesses. With the ongoing commitment to independent certification, Westwood customers can be sure that Fire Rated Shutters purchased from us will meet their both their safety and security needs.

Learn more about the Westwood Fire Shutter Product Range

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