PAS 24:2016 Testing Services
Fullex Testing Services is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 2259 with over 15 years of testing experience
We offer PAS 24:2016 testing for residential doors and windows. The PAS 24 direct load and manual intervention testing provide a method for assessing the security of doors and windows against unauthorized forced entry from an opportunist burglar.
Fullex testing services offer indicative testing for development purposes in addition to full testing. All tests are carried out by our highly experienced team of test engineers.
Fullex Testing Services work closely with Secured by Design and our test results are accepted by BSI, BRE, BBA and Q-Mark for inclusion within their third party certification schemes.
Local authorities and housing associations frequently specify to these standards and the tests listed are the basis for Secured by Design accreditation. Since October 2015, the PAS 24 test became the basis for Document Q compliance on new build homes.
A brief precis of the various tests conducted are show below:
1. Infill mechanical test
A load of 2.0kN is progressively applied to every corner of the infill medium and each corner of the boundaries of components within the infill medium, in a direction towards the inside.
2. Manipulation test A
Attempts are made to gain entry by the hardware being operated, released or disengaged.
3. Manual cutting test
Attempts are made to gain entry by generating an aperture in the infill panel or the fabric of the door.
4. Mechanical loading test
The objective of this test is to assess whether the sample can withstand a specified sequence of loading without creating an entry. This mechanically simulates an intruder attack using nail bars.
5. Additional mechanical loading test.
This test is only conducted if entry is gained during the manual check test. This uses the same principle as the mechanical loading test.
6. Manipulation test B
The primary intention is that of releasing threaded fasteners exposed as a result of the mechanical loading tests.
7. Infill manual test Attempts are made to remove gaskets, beads, security devices and the infill medium from the exterior face of the glazing system for a period of 3 minutes.
8. Soft body impact test
The objective of this test is to assess the door assembly’s resistance to impacts using a soft body (pendulum fall of a leather spheroconical bag of approximately 350mm diameter filled with dry sand to a total mass of 30kg) striking the door leaf between 800mm and 1700mm above floor level. Three impacts are conducted at three points. This simulates a body charge or an intruder kicking the door.
9. Hard body impact test
The objective of this test is to assess the hardware, infill medium and its retention system to a series of hard body impacts (pendulum fall of a cylindrical steel block having a mass of 50kg. Impacts are made at the following points, three at each point. On the lock cylinder when fitted, at each corner of the leaf at points 60mm x 60mm from the visible edge, on the door leaf at each locking point, on the door leaf at each hinge point, on a midrail (if present) at points 60mm from the joint with the stiles (if a vee joint is present impact 60mm from the point of the vee)at the centre of non-glass infill mediums and at each corner of the infill medium at points 60mm x 60mm from the visible edges. This simulates a sledge hammer attack. Should panels be present, each corner and the centre of panels are also impacted.
10. Security hardware and cylinder test
The objective of this test is to assess the door furniture, hardware and cylinder resistance to manual attack. The overall time allowed for this test is 10 minutes; the total attack time shall not exceed 3 minutes. The test consists of several activities:
a) attempting to remove, dislodge or otherwise gain access to the cylinder by attacking any item protecting the cylinder
b) attempting to break or defeat the cylinder by applying a twisting or bending force
c) if access to the internal workings of the hardware, cylinder or lock is gained, then attempt to defeat the lock and gain access by operating any accessible mechanism.
Attempts are also made to screw a self-cutting traction screw into any part of the exposed cylinder and then attempt to break and defect the cylinder by applying a nominally axial force to the screw using the hooked head attachment and torque gauge.
11. Manual check test
The objective of this test is to explore the possibility that there might be weaknesses and vulnerabilities that are not covered in the standard cases. This is conducted using screwdrivers and/or nail bars for a period not exceeding 15 minutes.
1. All samples to be collected after the completion of the testing or a charge will be made. Please discuss with us the exact scope to determine the requirements.
2. All test reports are confidential with the paying client.
3. All work and testing undertaken will be invoiced in full.
4. PAS 24 test reports will be issued within 28 days after all necessary information is received from the client.
5. Indicative tests will be reported in a summary letter only.
Fullex Testing Services is a division of Fullex Locks Limited.