Development Background

Development of the Code of Practice ("the CODE") began in 2008 in response to industry concerns about ISP performance in fire situations. The focus of the CODE was on the aspects of building construction which manufacturers and installers of ISP can control in relation to the structural performance in a fire situation. It was highlighted early in the process that matters such as mechanical smoke control and building use were not matters that the Panel manufacturers had any control over and therefore would not be part of the CODE.