Fire door safety week!

Last week, was Fire Door Safety Week 2019.  Oganised by the British Woodworking Federation, the aim is to stamp out bad practice whilst raising awareness of the important role of fire doors. To mark the week, there are a number of resources for landlords and tenants on the fire door safety website. The picture across, shows just how much damage a fire can cause in just 9 seconds…
Regular Inspection
  • If you have had a Fire Risk Assessment, ensure that all doors were covered, and the assessor is knowledgeable in this area.
  • When you do your regular check, identify and include the fire doors, do the five step fire door safety check.
  • If in doubt bring in a professional to carry out a survey – find them on the fire door inspection scheme website at fdis.co.uk
Fire doors are not ordinary doors. They’re a carefully engineered fire safety device. They must be fitted correctly by a competent installer – if you employ people who install fire doors, make sure they know what they’re doing.