FIS is delighted to announce that 16 new product ranges have been verified through the FIS Acoustic Verification Scheme. The Scheme was established in 2019 to introduce standard methodology and support honest and consistent declaration of acoustic performance, encouraging best practice and preventing inaccurate or misleading information from undermining the market and responsible manufacturers in the Partitions and Operable Wall Sector.
On achieving accreditation for their partitions Director of iWall Ltd, Adrian Law stated “iWall is pleased to be part of the FIS Acoustic Verification Scheme as it creates a standard within the industry helping us to deliver what our customers expect from us. It gives our clients confidence that the product they select from our range has been thoroughly tested and the data produced is accurate”.
Sales Manager, Alex Stewart at Acoustic Wall Systems Limited (who have verified 5 operable wall systems through the scheme) commented “The Movable Wall Industry has long been tainted with false misleading data when it comes to Acoustics, we therefore did not hesitate to participate in the FIS Acoustic Verification Scheme that champions integrity within the office fit out industry. Acoustics are an essential criteria when considering a movable wall system, we are therefore proud to be part of the FIS verification scheme that provides a database that customers and specifies can use with confidence’’.
The FIS Acoustic Verification Process
The process for verification to the FIS Acoustic Verification Scheme Standard is as follows:
- All data is supplied using an agreed FIS data sheet
- Test report and certificate and covering information must be supplied in English and be translated by the original test house.
- Traceable evidence on the independence of the test facility must be supplied
- Photographs of the test if available must be supplied
- Drawings of the installation of the test sample must be supplied
- The independent verification will be carried out by Cundall Johnston and Partners LLP
- All companies must be full members of the FIS
Full details of the technical requirements are available in the FIS Acoustic Verification Scheme Manual, available on request via [email protected]