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December 2018

BRE Global BREXIT News

We are delighted to be able to inform you that as of 5th December 2018, we have received confirmation that INAB (Irish National Accreditation Board) has granted BRE Global Ireland’s accreditation as a certification body to ISO/IEC 17065 with respect to the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), Marine Equipment Directive (MED) and Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) for products placed on the European market. This is hugely important with the next step being designation by the Irish Government as a Notified Body and a Technical Assessment Body and recognition by the European Union.

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November 2018

Lots to talk about...

The BRE Fire Research Conference 2018 revealed a climate of international co-operation and swathe of fire research in addressing fire safety of modern building materials and complex structures. Professor Patrick van Hees, key note speaker, opened this year’s conference. To book for the next Fire Research Conference contact conferences@bre.co.uk.

Fire door safety matters!

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) made a series of hard-hitting videos at BRE’s headquarters in Watford for Fire Door Safety Week. The purpose of Fire Door Safety Week is to highlight the importance of fire doors being fit for purpose and the need for third party certification.

BWF reported that in 2016 60% of fire doors had problems with their fire and smoke seals and over 20% had unsuitable hinges. 

CFOA conference

Stephen Howard, Director of Fire Testing & Certification at BRE, presented at the CFOA conference on the 16th October. His session covered reaction to fire testing, fire resistance testing and an update on BRE’s progress with establishing a notified body in Ireland. The day was a great success - attended by 70 Chief Fire Officers across Ireland and the UK.

International Security Expo is only a month away

A major event in the calendar, International Security Expo takes place at Olympia on the 28-29 November. 

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