SAFTI First Launches Certified Field Filming ProgramOctober 21st, 2009 by Editor
The International Code Council requires all glazing in potentially hazardous locations (such as doors and sidelites) to comply with Federal Consumer Products Safety Commission impact resistance standards. As such, all additions and alterations to existing buildings must comply with the new codes, including the replacement of existing wired glass.
Through its new Intertek Testing Services (ITS) certified field filming program, SAFTI First has expanded its patented application of security film to wired glass beyond its factory to include field applications throughout the country. According to company information, the new program is the only field filming program that upgrades traditional wired glass to a listed and labeled 20-90 minute fire-rated product that meets the safety requirements of the 2003 and 2006 International Building Code (IBC).
The company says that extensive testing of its filmed fire-rated products and filming procedures by ITS eliminates any uncertainty of product performance and that ITS certifies the film applicator’s training and then monitors the labeled service provider’s ongoing activity through periodic audits and the regular review of installation records.