The Underwriters Laboratory, more typically referred to simply as UL, publishes a wide range of standards in the fields of Product Safety, Verification Services, Life & Health, Knowledge Services and Environment. They also perform rigorous testing to ensure products meet those standards, providing consumers with an independent assurance of quality and safety. UL came into [...]
The EN 15659 LFS fire test is much less stringent than the EN 1047-1. Filing cabinets are frequently tested to the LFS standard. “LFS” stands for Light Fire Storage, which gives a good indicator of the level of protection offered.
The EN 1047-1 fire test is a European standard which applies in all the countries of the European Union. It is a particularly stringent test. Manufactures from outside the EU often submit their products to this test, as achieving certification is a sure mark of quality.
The Underwriters Laboratory (UL for short) is an American organization that independently tests and certifies products according to rigorous safety standards. Their fire resistance tests for record keeping products such as filing cabinets are very well regarded and are typically referred to as the UL 72 test.
As we’ve previously mentioned, every fireproof filing cabinet carries a fire rating and may also have been independently tested to a national or international standard. One of the most highly-regarded tests for fire resistance is the NT FIRE 017 test.
How do you know what level of protection a fireproof filing cabinet provides? We take you through what you need to know about fire ratings, testing and certificates.