Raising Awareness to Help Improve Fire Safety - #FireDoorSafetyWeek25th September - 1st October 2017
The campaign aims to engage and educate whilst raising awareness of this critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. Highlighting the critical role of fire doors and drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance, and encouraging building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.
There are about 3 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.
Consequently, Fire Door Safety Week seeks to engage and educate people, helping every property owner and installer to understand the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of fire doors.
Find out more about Fire Door Safety Week and how to get involved at: firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk