This agreement provides the fire testing and certification market with the opportunity to access the services of both BRE Global/Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) and Thomas Bell-Wright (TBW) International Consultants.
Representatives from LPCB visited TBW’s offices to evaluate the Dubai-based laboratory’s infrastructure, equipment, and technical capabilities, and their expertise and industry knowledge provided valuable insights.
The MoU lays the foundation for cooperation between the two organisations covering passive fire protection, including fire resistance, reaction to fire and large-scale testing. The partnership enables BRE Global to accept and recognise test results conducted by TBW as part of BRE Global classification and LPCB approval programmes, giving manufacturers additional choice in testing locations for gaining BRE Global classifications and LPCB certification, supporting global market access.
Manufacturers and suppliers based in the Middle East and Asia can now engage locally with BRE Global & TBW to conduct fire tests, knowing that BRE Global will recognise the results for classification purposes and pave the way for obtaining an LPCB RedBookLive listing.
This agreement also provides manufacturers and suppliers with increased testing capacity and greater options to reduce testing lead times, and delivery of BRE Global classification and LPCB certification projects.
Sandy Dweik (CEO, Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants) and Ed Gaynor (BRE Global Regional Manager – Middle East)
Cris Francis, Head of Assurance, BRE, commented: “This MoU reaffirms BRE Global’s commitment to their global customers and promoting fire safety worldwide. We are excited about this new chapter in our journey and look forward to fostering stronger ties with our partners in the region.”
Sandy Dweik, CEO, Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants, added: “Over the last three decades, we have evolved a keen understanding of building envelopes and passive fire protection. With a client base extending across the MENA region, India, the UK, and Europe, we possess a clear understanding of the challenges that come with this diverse reach. We are excited to collaborate with BRE to extend our world-class turn-around-times and service to help drive the construction industry in the UK and beyond towards fire safety.”
Daisan Dippi (Fire Testing Manager, Thomas Bell-Wright International Consultants) and Ed Gaynor (BRE Global Regional Manager – Middle East)
Find out more about how businesses can benefit from this new agreement by contacting BRE Group.
LPCB product certification process
What is product certification?
Certification (or approval) is independent third party confirmation that a product or system meets and continues to meet the appropriate standard. BRE Global offers independent third party certification to existing British, European, International and its own Loss Prevention Standards (LPSs) or Schedules of Requirements