Date: 25 September 2019
A self-sought approval process, it is a testament to the company’s commitment to fire safety.
The FIRAS certification is a third party scheme for installers that has been instrumental in improving the installation and maintenance standards of both passive and active fire protection products and systems. Recognising the importance of fire safety in buildings, Lindner Interiors applied for certification and underwent the stringent three stage assessment process.
This places the business in an extremely unique position in the market due to how few other companies have pushed for this valuable piece of accreditation, and allows Lindner Interiors to offer clients total peace of mind.
This includes assessment of office management systems, assessment of workmanship on site for all trade disciplines for which certification is sought, and a competence assessment of supervisory and installation employees.
In addition, FIRAS is awarded to the contracting company – not individuals – which strictly means all operatives are held to the same standards for the discipline being assessed – which in Lindner Interiors case, is steel and glass doors and glazing.
Pete Benjamin, Projects Director at Lindner Interiors, says, “FIRAS accreditation means the business now has an established mark of endorsement in installing passive fire protection systems – which is crucial when fire safety has been in the spotlight over the past few years.
“We have passed office and site audits, and our key technicians and supervisors have passed both practical and theoretical tests. This demonstrates that our design, supply and install of fire rated glazing and steel doors will reach safety standards easily due to the competency of our workers.”