The Safety Letterbox Company were extremely proud to be the first manufacturer to produce 60-minute integrity only Fire-rated mailboxes back in January 2003, since then these products have been used in many developments throughout the UK and Ireland.
However, they recognised they needed to revisit the testing and certification of these fire rated products to investigate any further development opportunities within their aesthetics, longevity and durability.
So, in September 2019 all three Fire-rated products were submitted for further physical testing; the vertical box for wall mounting or recessing (FR1), the horizontal box also for wall mounting or recessing (FR2) and a through the wall box for posting in one side and retrieval on the other side (FR3).
On the 17th and 18th of September 2019 The Safety Letterbox Company successfully achieved two-hour integrity on all three of their Fire-rated mailboxes, and are now the only mailbox manufacturer to accomplish this through such physical testing.
The testing was held at Exova Warrington Fire. They simulated an environment, ensuring that the walls that would house the boxes during the process were built to interpret a real-life situation.
Their CEO Alison Orrells states "We take our responsibility as a quality British manufacturer extremely seriously and always ensure that quality products are in the market. Everybody has a corporate social responsibility to produce and use products that are safe, sustainable and suitable. The testing and further development of this range hopefully demonstrate once again that we are always pushing the boundaries in mail and parcel delivery and are at the forefront of innovation in our field."
The full report, including images and statistics, are available to customers and Fire Officers upon request, providing peace of mind and reassurance that these products are thoroughly tested and approved by an industry-leading testing body.
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