What is Factory Mutual (FM) Approval?
FM approval is the independent testing body of the international insurance company, FM Global.
FM approval deploys scientific research and testing to ensure that products comply with the highest safety standards available. These standards help you reduce the chance of property loss due to fire, weather conditions, and failure of electrical or mechanical equipment.
They incorporate nearly 200 years of property loss experience, research, and engineering results, as well as input from consensus standards committees, equipment manufacturers and others. If products pass the strict tests, the laboratory grants it the “FM approved” mark.
Why is it essential to choose the FM approved insulated panels?
In the current market, fire prevention and reduction of fire risk is the most critical issue faced by insulated panels. If a product is FM approved it conforms to the highest national and international fire standards. In Australia, more and more businesses are choosing to build their facilities using FM approved insulated panels for the following reasons-
- They are recognised by insurance companies which contributes to reducing the overall building insurance cost significantly.
- They are recognised by building assessors which helps accelerate building approvals
- They are proven to reduce damage in cases of a disaster, which leads to faster recovery
- They require less safety facilities, which reduces overall building cost and construction time
FM approval protects the current & future value of your building by insuring it against significant losses, it also protects your monetary investment. To discuss the requirements of your facility please contact us at KB Building Group for advice. Ph. 1300 52 5665.