Fire Rated Lockers
The majority of our customers are asking for “fire rated lockers that are fire rated for 30 minutes”. This requirement is also stated in the BB100 – Designing and Managing against the Risk of Fire in Schools report. The report highlights that all lockers in corridor areas are required to be non-combustible.
Our understanding of this is: if material on the ceilings, walls and floors of corridor areas catch alight it will not combust and aid the fire for 30 minutes. Therefore these escape routes require a class rating of “0” which is the same as Euro class “B”.
The classes explained:
Euroclass From A: materials not affected by fire, to F: highly combustible materials.
UK class: From NC: materials not affected by fire, to 3: highly combustible materials.
Mild Steel Lockers
Mild steel lockers in themselves are inert and do not burn.
Heavy Duty Lockers
Our heavy duty range of lockers have mild steel bodies with laminated compact density fibreboard (lcdf) doors. The material lcdf is rated as Class “O” and Euro class B.
Please note: Our lockers are not designed to be fire safes and will not act as an insulator. As with all steel forming a box, cabinets, desk drawers etc the inside will get hot and roast the contents.
Solid Grade Laminate:
For lockers which require Solid Grade Laminate doors (SGL), our laminate suppliers can apply a fire retardant resin at the manufacturing stage of the laminate to meet the “O” class/Euro class B. SGL on its own meet Euro class C, UK Class 1.
Fire Safe Details
When customers refer to fire rated lockers we believe they are trying to reduce the possibility of increasing the fire. Our lockers are not designed to be fire safes and will not act as an insulator. As with all steel forming a box, cabinets, desk drawers etc the inside will get hot and roast the contents.
Swiss CDF, compact density fibre board is a material that is robust, reliable for locker and cubicle use and is rated as Euro class B. And is our standard offering for dry area use.
This means if material in these areas burns it will not combust and aid the fire for 30 minutes.
Get In Touch
If you require FR rated lockers, our sales team would be happy to talk to you about this.
For more info call 01284 727626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.