Warning over panels following Spanish warehouse blaze

Insurers continue to call for Loss Prevention Certification Board (LPCB) approved panels in warehouses in the wake of a fire on April 13th in the town of Seseña in Spain.

Following on from our article on sprinklers being demanded in UK warehouses, the most common question from insurance comes in the form of panels. 

The building in Seseña, located in the province of Toledo, was made of sandwich panels with a core of combustible polyurethane foam that burnt very quickly.

These types of panels are seen by many insurers as a measure to save cost and are not LPCB approved.

The LPCB has been working with insurers for more than 100 years and their set of standards for fire and security products and services are well renowned.

When people buy/or use an LPCB approved product, they can rest assured that it will help to reduce the risk of fire and put at ease any insurer you go to. 

At L Wood, we can provide a full risk assessment and help you find the potential pitfalls when it comes to the unexpected and find you suitable cover for your site.

You can also read more on warehouse risk from our previous block on more insurers calling for sprinklers to be installed as compulsory

Get in touch with us today to discuss your current site or a proposed additional site by calling 01274 515747 or emailing mail@lwood.co.uk.