FIRAS - 1048

FIRAS – 1048 Third Party Certification Comparison Chart

 

Fire Defence Servicing are FIRAS Certified Contractor with the following scope:

  • Pre-Calculated Contracts with Water Supplies to BS EN 12845
  • Approved for Full Hydraulically Calculated Contracts subject to Verification

 Certificate No. TU3282

FIRAS.1048

 

FIRAS – LPCB 1048

Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB)

LPCB offers third-party approval confirming that products and services have met and will continue to meet these standards.

Loss Prevention Standards (LPS)

Loss Prevention Standards (LPSs) are produced to help ensure that a product or service meets the needs of users or where a new unproven technology is introduced.

Sprinklers

Currently, there are three accredited bodies that operate such certification schemes for sprinkler installation:

  • Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPS 1048 & LPS 1301)
  • Warrington Certification Ltd (FIRAS Commercial & Industrial Sprinkler Systems formulated in complete Liaison with representatives from both BAFSA and principal members of the Insurance Industry)
  • IFC Group Ltd.

LPS 1048 – 4.2

The technical requirements for industrial, storage, commercial and retail sprinkler systems installed in the UK are set out in the LPC Sprinkler Rules, version 1 incorporating BS5306: Part 2: 1990 and version 2 incorporating BS EN 12845.

LPS 1301 – 1.1

The technical requirements for residential and domestic sprinkler systems are set out in BS 9251. This document sets out the basis for the approval of Firms under this scheme. Key terms are defined in the glossary. Currently only one company has signed up to this accreditation with LPC

FIRAS Commercial & Industrial Sprinkler Systems

  • Formulated in complete Liaison with representatives from both BAFSA and principal members of the Insurance Industry

FIRAS is a third party certification scheme that verifies the competence of a contractor company to design and install sprinkler systems to satisfy BS9251:2005 or BSEN 12845:2015

At the specific request of the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) the principal sprinkler trade association, and the Insurance Industry for an alternative and equivalent scheme to LPS 1048, Warrington Certification Ltd Launched the FIRAS Commercial & Industrial Sprinkler Systems scheme in 2004. At the time Warrington Certification Ltd were already operating the well-established FIRAS Residential & Domestic Sprinkler System scheme and the expansion in to the Commercial and Industrial market place was seen to be a natural scope progression.

It was formulated in complete Liaison with representatives from both BAFSA and principal members of the Insurance Industry and is now considered by the aforementioned parties to be an equivalent to the LPS 1048 scheme in all respects.