LPS1655 is the latest Loss Prevention Standard from BRE Global, and introduces the UK’s first fire performance benchmark for Personal Protection Systems. As part of the stakeholder group for this new standard, Surefire developed the first personal protection system here in the UK – UltraGuard some 6 years ago. With over 500 UltraGuard Systems now deployed in the UK, saving on average 8 -10 lives every year, demand for these systems has been largely driven by the Fire and Rescue Services.

BRE Introduce LPS1655 Standard for Personal Protection Systems 

LPS1655 defines rigorous test protocols and performance criteria for personal protection systems, following 2 years of research and development work at BRE Global. “As the leading manufacturers of personal protection systems, Surefire welcomes this new standard to give confidence and establish performance levels to help with the protection of vulnerable residents in our communities. Surefire’s personal protection system UltraGuard will be tested by the BRE in Spring 2016” Explains Jo Cherriman, Marketing Director of Surefire.

Catering for an ageing demographic, UltraGuard systems have a vital role to play in managing fire risks within our communities. A recent study shows that people classed as vulnerable may account for around 39% of fire fatalities in domestic and residential accommodation.