Well maintained and correctly installed fire doors are an essential part of a building’s passive fire protection, saving lives and protecting property. That’s why we’re proud to be supporting Fire Door Safety Week to raise awareness of the importance of properly fitted and maintained fire doors which effectively compartmentalise a building in the event of a fire, providing a safe route for occupants to leave and emergency services to enter.
What is Fire Safety Week?
Fire Safety Week was launched in 2013 to tackle a lack of awareness about the need to install fire doors correctly and check them at regular intervals to make sure they are up to the job. The campaign runs from 20th to 26th September 2021 and aims to educate and engage property owners and occupants in the proper use and vital role of fire doors. Follow the campaign at #FDSW2021 or visit the website https://www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk/
Why are fire doors important?
When a fire breaks out, fire doors delay the spread of smoke and fire, buying time for people to exit the building safely and for emergency services to gain access quickly.
What can go wrong?
Poor installation and maintenance can mean that fire doors won’t stop fire from spreading. Many property owners and contractors still don’t understand the correct specification or how to check and monitor the installation, operation and maintenance of fire doors.
What can be done to improve safety?
Building owners and users should regularly check the operation and condition of their fire doors. Any that fail to meet the required standards should be reported and repaired as a matter of urgency.
GoReport provide our own Smart Library Templates for Fire Risk Assessment (FRA), Fire Door Health Checks or Fire Defects Assessment and have extensive experience in the delivery of bespoke outputs for client specific requirements.
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