Many schools, hospitals and other public buildings are reviewing there notice boards following comments made by Labour’s David Drew. Mr Drew claims the majority of notice boards fitted in schools are made from a material that meets the lowest European safety standard, class E.
See how your organisation can meet the current building regulations.
There only 3 different classes of fire rated board you should look out for, European Class B (replacement for BS Class 0) and BS Class 1.
European Standards Class B (Highest Rating)
Class B fire resistant notice boards have been designed and tested to meet the latest European fire regulations EN13501-1:2007+A1:2009 Class B. These notice boards are suitable to be mounted in corridors, stairways, lobbies, escape routes and dead end corridors. Please note the European Class B replaces the British Standard Class O
British Standards Class 1
Class 1 fire resistant notice boards have been designed and tested to meet British Standard BS476 Part 7, Class 1. The boards have a fire resistant material covering/surface and are suitable for offices and classrooms where the risk of fire is minimal. If there is any risk of fire whatsoever then Class B is advised.
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