Heras, a leading end-to-end supplier of permanent and mobile perimeter protection solutions, has achieved the Loss Prevention Certification Board’s (LPCB) Issue 8 certification for its fencing and swing gate ranges.

The company, which has its UK headquarters and main manufacturing facility in Doncaster, has achieved the certification for its Zenith and Pallas Xtra fencing and its B201 and B203 swing gates.

The LPCB – which is delivered by the BRE Group – is the leading international certification body in the fields of security and fire protection and tests security systems and products against a number of standards, including Loss Prevention Standard (LPS)1175: Issue 8 – which certifies intruder-resistant components, strongpoints, security enclosures and free-standing barriers. Its testing measures both the time it takes and the type of equipment used to make a hole big enough to get an intruder through – this ranges from using a selection of small, easily concealed tools to extreme methods using high-value, specialist equipment.

Heras has a sizeable number of other products which also have the appropriate LPCB certification (to either issue 6 or 7) and securing issue 8 for the specific fencing and swing gate ranges is a hugely important accolade for the company, according to Product Manager Jon Broughton. He says that the company sets the highest standards for itself in the design and manufacture of security systems – which are then tested and certified by independent industry standard setters.

“Heras is delighted that our Zenith and Pallas Xtra fencing and our B201 and B203 swing gates have LPCB certification – and can therefore be listed in the LPCB Red Book,” said Jon. “The Red Book is a key reference for specifiers, regulators, designers and end users of fire and security products and services. Every product and service listed in the Red Book has been robustly checked by independent experts to ensure that it delivers and will continue to deliver the performance expected.

“Inclusion in the Red Book is so important for Heras, as it’s used across multiple sectors, including education, finance, healthcare, manufacturing, the public sector, residential, retail and utilities.”

To see the full list of LPCBcertified Heras products, visit www.redbooklive.com

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