BRE Global appoints new manager for its passive fire protection installer approval schemes

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BRE Global has appointed Philip Brownhill to manage its LPCB approval schemes for installers of passive fire protection systems. The schemes ensure that installers are appropriately trained and have the necessary expertise to install or apply the product correctly in buildings and infrastructure

Philip brings with him significant experience in the fire protection industry, initially working with Promat and then with Cafco where he was involved in promoting the Cafco range of products to construction, petrochemical and tunnel markets across the world.

In 2012 he joined Isolatek International, the American owners of the Cafco brands, where he helped set up Isolatek Europe and established a strong presence for three of their core sprayed products.

Philip sits on the key technical committees for the advancement of fire protection: the Association of Fire Protection (ASFP), BSI Standards Development Committee addressing the Fire Resistance for Protection Systems and the CEPE Intumescent Coating Technical Committee.

Stephen Howard, Director of Fire Testing & Certification at BRE Global said ‘We are delighted to have Philip on board. His extensive experience in the industry plus his representation on key technical committees adds to our strong technical base which is essential when incorporating new products and techniques into our installer schemes.’

For further information please contact Linda McKeown, BRE, email linda.mckeown@bre.co.uk

NOTES TO EDITOR

BRE Global is an independent, third-party approvals organisation, offering certification of products, services and systems to an international market. Our testing and approvals are carried out by recognised experts in world-class facilities. BRE Global is part of the BRE Trust, the largest UK charity dedicated specifically to research and education in the built environment. www.bre.co.uk