Fire

WPA appoints new Chair of Flame Retardant committee
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The Wood Protection Association (WPA) has appointed Dr Matthew Powell to take responsibility for the flame retardant (FR)-related activities conducted by the organisation. Matthew will be taking the reins from Gordon Ewbank, who has served the WPA and the timber industry for many years, and plans to retire at the...
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International Timber advocates for certified fire retardant treated wood
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International Timber is stressing the importance of correctly specifying fire retardant wood and panel products, backed by independent certification, head of this year's Fire Door Safety Week campaign on 25-29 September. Specification errors, installation issues and poor maintenance of fire safety products can have devastating consequences. To facilitate change within...
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Timber fire safety
How to minimise fire risks during construction
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Are your timber projects as safe as they can possibly be while they are onsite? That’s when they are at their most vulnerable, as many fire protection measures aren’t necessarily in place yet. The new Timber Fire Safety webite - timberfiresafety.org - contains a wealth of essential information about ensuring...
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Timber industry launches new fire safety website
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The timber industry has launched a comprehensive new fire safety website: Fire Safety. Wood in Construction. Giving users a single point of access to information and guidance on this multi-faceted and safety-critical subject, it is designed for all construction professionals and is available, free, at https://timberfiresafety.org The site has been...
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Assuring Quality – The Flame Retardant Treated Wood Supply Chain
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Where a flame retardant (FR) is added in the factory during the manufacturing process for MDF, OSB or plywood then that manufacturing process should be subject to factory production control (accredited by a notified body). The product should carry the CE mark and be accompanied by a valid Declaration of...
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Ensuring Effective Traceability
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This Guidance Note is for those who intend to place flame retardant (FR) treated wood based products on the market, to assist them in meeting their legal obligations under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) and help ensure that those products will perform as declared. See Guidance Note WPA FR 4...
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Performance in fire
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Understand the performance of timber during a fire, its reaction and fire resistance properties
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Fire performance of timber frame dwellings
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Learn all of the forms a construction needs to comply with fire performance requirements and how it would behave in the case of a fire, what elements can help contain the fire and how to restore after it in case it could not be controled.
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Wood-based panel products and timber in fire
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Understand the importance of the fire resistance properties of a structure and how it responds to the 4 phases of fire development.
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Fire performance of timber frame dwellings
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Learn all of the forms a construction needs to comply with fire performance requirements and how it would behave in the case of a fire, what elements can help contain the fire and how to restore after it in case it could not be controled.
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