Warringtonfire marks 50 years since its first commercial fire test


Warringtonfire is marking the 50th anniversary of its first commercial fire test, which took place at its fire testing laboratory in Buckinghamshire in 1972. This year also marks 25 years since the introduction of sister company BM Trada’s Q-Mark third-party certification scheme and 30 years since the inception of the Warringtonfire Certifire scheme.

All three milestones have played a critical role in raising the standards of fire protection in the built environment, according to Warringtonfire representatives. Through Warringtonfire’s collaboration with trade associations and standards committees, representatives have said that its team of experts also continue to help raise standards in the fire protection industry.

Mark Cummings, Warringtonfire’s technical director, said: “Since 1972, we’ve conducted tens of thousands of fire tests at our High Wycombe laboratory, all designed to ensure that the products our customers develop are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. It never ceases to amaze me that many of the products that we all walk past every day, in offices, airports, schools or hospitals will have been developed and tested at our facility at High Wycombe. We’re extremely proud of our work.”

Mark added: “Our focus for the future is to continue working with key trade associations and standards committees using the deep technical expertise we possess, particularly of those colleagues in our scope and governance team, to constantly raise industry standards. We have come a long way since our first ever test at this site, and the products that our customers have developed and tested at our facility have undoubtedly had a positive impact on the built environment. It is a great foundation on which to build on and to enable us to continue to make tomorrow safer than today over the next 50 years.”