Fire safety statements and expert surveys are required for launching products, obtaining approvals and maintenance.
The fire safety requirement is an authority requirement considered to have been fulfilled if the building is designed and constructed in compliance with the fire classes stated in the National Building Code of Finland, section E. The building can also be designed and constructed based on the assumed developing of fire.
Accredited classifications and EXAP-reports
A classification report shall be available for CE-marking, type approvals or certifications. It may be based on the direct field of application (DIAP) rules given in the relevant test standard or, in addition, the extended application (EXAP) rules of the respective EXAP-standard valid for the intended end use applications. VTT Expert Services Ltd is accredited for classifications and EXAP-reports in compliance with standard SFS-EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by FINAS (Finnish Accreditation Service) :
- Fire resistance classifications (EN 13501, Parts 2 and 3)
- Loadbearing and separating structures (EN 15080, Part 12)
- Non-loadbearing and separating structures (EN 15254, Parts 2, 4, 5 and 7)
- Service installations (EN 15882, Parts 1 – 4)
- Doors (EN 15269, Parts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 10)
Our competence scope of Fire Safety is presented in FINAS decision T001, Appendix 1.11. The valid scope can be found via our Accreditations -site.
We also function as a Notified Body. Our experts possess strong expertise in approval testing using various methods.
We produce test plans to cover extensive end use applications, taking into account the direct and extended application rules of test results given in the relevant standards.
Statements and expert surveys
We provide national fire safety statements in which we assess the conformity of products on the basis of documents submitted by the customer.
Thermal analysis for structures can be carried out for acceptance purposes or during product development stage.
Third party inspections
If buildings are planned based on the presumed developing of fire, authorities can require their inspection by an external body. We also offer surveys of this kind to our customers.
VTT Expert Services Ltd contributes to the regulations and standards governing the development of fire safety technology. By participating in international standardisation work in the ship and construction sector actively, we can ensure that our experts have access to up-to-date information.