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Fire Door Safety Week

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The Aim of Fire Door Safety Week

The Campaign focusses on:

  • Raising awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to a legacy of neglect and specific concerns related to product election, installation and maintenance.
  • Encourage building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.
  • Link together the initiatives of many organisations with common interests in the fire door and passive fire protection industries.
  • Engage and educate people, helping the whole building industry and every property owner to understand the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of fire doors.

With over 4 million new fire doors bought and installed every year in the UK, the vast majority made from timber, fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire and their correct specification, maintenance and management can be the difference between life and death for building occupants. However, they remain a significant area of neglect, often the first thing to be downgraded on a specification and mismanaged throughout their service life, propped open, damaged and badly maintained.

Find out more at www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk