Exova and LUL work on fire safety register

The requirement for safe, quality products which are compliant against the most rigorous of standards has never been higher.

Now a new online products register is helping to get customers’ products to market quickly through the alliance between Exova Warringtonfire and London Underground Limited (LUL).

The service includes the testing of products for LUL requirements for reaction to fire and fire resistance, and in some instances such as tunnel lining and penetration sealants it will be a combination of both.

The products register will cover all of those materials and products which may be used in a London Underground train, station or platform. These categories include everything from train seats to fire doors and flooring materials to seals.

Exova Warringtonfire provides initial guidance to its customers on specific LUL fire safety performance requirements followed by testing and validation of products against the appropriate LUL standard.

We are then able to upload the appropriate documentation and propose the product for acceptance on the register. LUL can then choose products from the dedicated online register for specific projects.

We already have a number of customers who have used this process and spoken of the benefits. It gets them to market quickly and provides credible validation of their products against LUL standards.

The service includes the testing of their products for LUL requirements for reaction to fire and fire resistance, and in some instances such as tunnel lining and penetration sealants it will be a combination of both.


For those procuring these products, it means peace of mind as they know they have been through a testing and verification process to a relevant standard.

The risks of not having products which are tested and approved is too high, especially in these days of cheap foreign imports and non-approved products in the marketplace.

It also means a saving in time and resource project by project as they will all be in one place and the selection process should then be much simpler.