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UL to Highlight U.K. Construction Product Fire Testing Advances and Milestones at FIREX International

UL fire safety experts will preview a new fire testing facility to FIREX attendees.

Two UL engineers test fire doors

May 10, 2022

WARRINGTON, ENGLAND — May 10, 2022 —  In the light of increasing concerns about the shortage of construction product testing facilities in the United Kingdom (U.K.), the opening of a major new fire testing facility in Gloucestershire will be welcome news to delegates attending FIREX International’s Expo in London next month (17-19 May 2022).

A global safety science leader, UL is preparing to launch the facility later this year. A provider of fire testing and third-party certification body for building systems and products in the U.K, UL has been working in partnership with the Fire Protection Association (FPA) on the facility.

Visitors to the UL stand at FIREX (FI2002) and delegates at UL’s private lunch on the second day of the show will have the opportunity to learn more about the new facility and other plans to increase testing and certification capacity.

The testing facility will also be discussed at a FIREX panel discussion on third-party certification at the Expertise and Guidance Theatre at 3.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 May. Chris Miles, business director of UL’s built environment group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, head of UL’s Approved Body activities and chair of the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP), will be on the panel.

Miles and UL’s other speakers will also be a part of a joint discussion about fire resistance testing and certification with the FPA at 10 a.m. on 17 May. UL will hold a session on its new technical evaluation program for firestopping at the ASFP Pavilion at 11.30 a.m. on 18 May.

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Fire product and building safety system manufacturers who wish to attend UL’s private lunchtime briefing at midday on Wednesday 18 May at ExCeL, London, please register interest at:

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