Whether you design, manufacture or import a fire safety product or material, you need to ensure that it complies with fire safety standards and regulations to be able to sell it. Product Certification from ESL certifies that your product follows the regulations of the countries that you want to operate in. ESL takes the friction out of the product certification process, enabling you to get into the market faster.
Product certification process
Your material or product is only as good as the raw materials and manufacturing control conditions deployed to produce it. Certification process is conducted by an independent and competent third-party certification body and aims to attest that your product or material complies with the specified international standards —This is what ESL does.
As an ISO/IEC 17065 accredited Certification Body, we issue certification of conformity that assures you, your customers, and the regulatory authorities that your product or material is consistently produced to comply with relevant fire safety standards.
Our accreditation by the Emirates International Accreditation Center (EIAC) means that we have been independently evaluated by a third-party conformity assessment body against internationally recognized standards and we operate with impartiality to the highest level of competence and quality performance. This gives you and your customers extra confidence in conformity assessment services we provide.
The certification process can be achieved online in four main steps:
ESL specializes in worldwide certifications for fire protection and life safety products and certifies thousands of construction products and building elements with fire properties (fire resistance, reaction to fire, flame spread, etc.), along with smoke and heat control systems and cables to name a few.
Research for robust evaluation of exterior façades and building envelopes has been a priority worldwide over the years and the UAE approach has demonstrated good standards and comprehensive practices in façade safety assurance.
Certification from ESL complies with international standards and the UAE Fire and Life Safety Code of Practice (FLSCP) 2018 requirements for the classification, combustibility, surface burning and flame spread ratings of construction products including safety glazing requirements —designed for specific application in the exterior façade covering of various building construction types.
Product certification covers:
Non-fire resistance rated and non-loadbearing exterior wall cladding material/system such as:
Metal Composite Panels (MCM), Aluminum Composite Panels (ACP), EIFS/ETICS, Sandwich panels, GRC/GRFC/GRP panels,Photovoltaic (PV) panels (as façade system to be installed on façade of any buildings)
Insulation, Sealants, Gaskets, Backer rods, Vapour barriers, Cavity & Perimeter barriers, Safety glazing (for curtain wall and other non-loadbearing external wall with glazing)
Test/classification standards : EN, ANSI, ASTM, BS, CPSC, NFPA, UL, etc.
Classification of roof assembly or coverings is important to analyse the suitability of certain roofing product for specific roofing application and to validate product conformity with certification.
Organic or glass fiber;
along with its subcomponents like thermal insulation, vapor barrier, support system, etc.
Test/classification standards : EN, ANSI, ASTM, etc.
The first stage of a fire is critical for the speed of its development and the amount of fire loss, therefore building construction product’s reaction to fire properties shall be tested for its combustibility, ignitability, flame spread, heat release and radiant flux (flooring) which contributes to the growth of fire. Tested combustible materials used for decoration, aesthetic interior, furniture’s, etc. shall be assessed for local authority approvals.
Product certification covers:
Interior wall, ceiling and floor finishing materials such as:
Gypsum boards, Plaster boards, Textile (wall, ceiling, floor), Expanded wall vinyl coverings, Carpets
Decorative combustible materials
Fabrics used in curtains, draperies, or other window treatments
Fabrics used in tents, tarps, membrane structures, banners for kiosks;
Test/classification standards : EN, ASTM, BS, NFPA, UL, etc.
Buildings are designed and constructed to provide protection to occupants and to provide safety to fire fighters and emergency responders during their operations.
Therefore, conformity of construction products and building elements envisaged to perform during fire scenario is essential.
Several construction products and building elements must withstand fire to maintain compartmentation and shall be certified for its fire ratings to ensure fire resistance conformity:
Partitions and building structures
Non-loadbearing elements (wall, ceiling, curtain wall)
Loadbearing elements (wall, beam, column, floor or roof)
Protected structural members
Means of egress
Fire resistance doors assemblies (including shutters)
Fire resistance window assemblies
Penetration seals / fire stops (through-penetration)
Linear joint seals / fire resistive joint systems
Safety glazing of
Non-fire resistance and fire resistance rated partition walls
Glazing in door assemblies
Test/classification standards : EN, ANSI, ASTM, BS, CPSC, UL, etc.
Smoke control systems play an important role in limiting spread of fire and smoke, maintain proper passage for evacuation and provide safety to fire fighters during their operations.
Smoke control systems are designed to fulfil the following basic functions:
Product certification covers:
Fire dampers, Smoke extraction ducts, Smoke dampers, Smoke barriers (smoke curtains), Combination dampers, Fire curtains, Ventilation ducts
Test/classification standards : BS, EN, UL, etc.
Active fire protection requires continuity of system’s operation during fire condition, whether it is related to fire alarm and detection, emergency lighting or to the firefighting system. It is vital to assure permanent circuit integrity and intrinsic resistance to fire of cables used for alarm, detection, lighting, communication and interfacing.
Product certification covers cables with rated voltage up to and including 600V/1000V.
Test/classification standards : EN, IEC, BS, UL, etc.
ESL covers a wide range of product certification standards under its umbrella, including construction products, smoke management systems, cables, and many more. This means that regardless of what market you are looking to enter, we can help you get there.
Product certification has never been so simple.
You can submit your request for certification online in a few clicks.
We assess your product information, plan all evaluation activities, and certify your product while you focus on your company’s core business.
Can ESL Product Certification provide the guarantees necessary?
In today’s competitive market where quality, performance and compliance to rigorous standards are critical, ESL Product Certification is invaluable to any business.
ESL product certification is recognized, respected, and trusted as a symbol of quality and safety and ESL certification mark confirms that the product adheres to relevant fire safety standards.
Displaying ESL Certification mark proves that your products are consistent and trustworthy, and your business is complying with its due diligence, operating cost-efficiently, and taking advantage of market opportunities.
Our clients see us as a go-to strategic partner for efficient and effective certification of their products and materials.
Why customers choose us?
While certification helps all market players to work towards unified standards, ESL certification offers a series of benefits: