Global Developments in Fire Safety Standards

An interesting article published in ERFA newsletter, page 6:

Fire protection is essential to our daily life. Industrialized countries often value this lightly until the consequences of a serious fire incident affect local populations. With the increasing amount of globally sourced synthetic products on the market (often consisting of or containing flammable substances), it is essential that public authorities ensure that relevant fire safety standards, codes and regulations are maintained, regularly reviewed and strengthened in order to alleviate distressing fire injuries, loss of life and property.

Every day, the general public will routinely use one or more utilities that pose a fire risk: buildings, transport, electrical goods and furnishings, many of which require the addition of flame retardants to meet stringent fire protection standards; they are well-recognized as an essential tool in safeguarding fire safety.

There are several major independent organizations that develop standards, and are classified by their role, position and extent of their influence on local, national, regional (EU) and international standardization arena (CENELEC, CEN, ASME, ASTM)….Read more: Click here



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