FIS has launched a new video to help support understanding of the process and values behind the Acoustic Verification Scheme.
This verification scheme was established in 2019 to introduce standard methodology and support honest and consistent declaration of acoustic performance, encouraging best practice and preventing inaccurate or misleading information from undermining the market and responsible manufacturers.
The video explains simply how products are tested and how the verification process helps specifiers and contractors to specify and select products safe in the knowledge that they will meet the expected performance.
The FIS Acoustic Verification Scheme currently covers partitions and operable walls. FIS Member Linear Group uses the scheme to support their work.
Stephen Holmes CEO, Linear Group states: “We have now adopted the FIS Acoustic Verification Scheme on all relevant specifications for Linear Group. The scheme helps us to short-cut a complex verification process, safe in the knowledge that the test evidence we are confronted with has been interrogated and is both accurate in itself and we can be confident that the product we are installing will perform as designed.
Acoustics is a complex space and information can be misleading – this scheme gives us the reassurance we need as a contractor and we can pass this reassurance on to the customer.”
FIS CEO, Iain McIlwee added:
“The launch of the scheme has been really encouraging for two reasons, firstly as it is helping to make a difference in terms of winning back trust and supporting acoustic specification, but also because it is the embodiment of FIS values. The scheme is about the industry deciding that there is a better way and doing something about it to regain and build trust, it is our community in action and I am proud to be part of it – FIS draws no income from running the scheme, it is, like FIS not for profit, but all about values and value. We are encouraging all members who have products in scope to get their products verified and those installing and specifying to ensure that are checking products are verified.”
Currently the FIS Acoustic Verification covers Operable Walls and Partitions, but a working group is being formed to look at Pod products. The verification work is done in batches and FIS is intending to put the next verification batch through before the end of April. If you would like more information on the process email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To watch the video and find out more about the scheme you can visit the FIS Acoustic Verification Hub here