Loss Prevention Certification Board
The aim of the LPCB?
To certify that a product is a fit for purpose & safe to use. They do this by checking against both external standards as well as their own internal safety standards.
LPCB approval process involves assessment and testing of products to ensure that they meet quality standards set by a team of experts who may be regulators, insurers, designers, manufacturers, installers, engineers and scientists. Approval of products is usually based on testing undertaken by their world-renowned testing laboratories.
This approval is maintained by regular audits to ensure that the product continues to meet the approval criteria.
The LPCB mark applies to a few of our fire extinguishers. The carbon dioxide, wet chemical agent and foam extinguishers are all LPCB (UKAS-0007) approved carrying the appropiate logos/markings on the side of the bottle.
What is the LPCB?
The Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) is the leading international Certification Body in the fields of security and fire protection. LPCB approval is recognised by governments and regulatory authorities across the world, especially in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.
When LPCB first started issuing approvals, they were often based on their own Loss Prevention Standards. Over the years many of these have been incorporated into other British, European and International Standards. At its simplest, the LPCB approval process uses existing standards as the basis for listing.
More about LPCB
The LPCB (Loss Prevention Certification Board) mark by BRE Global (part of the Building Research Establishment group) independently certificates fire and security products.
When there are no standards exist, LPCB can still approve innovative products by drawing on the experience of their scientists and expert groups to devise a suitable assessment regime for the product or service concerned.
BRE Global works to ensure that fire, security, environmental and other products and services provide the quality of performance and protection that they should. They are an independent, third-party approvals organisation, offering certification of products, services and systems to an international market.