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. This makes Fire Door breaches one of the most common fines implemented under the Fire Safety Order 2005.
The brainchild of the British Woodworking Federation and BWF-CERTIFIRE, Fire Door Safety Week reached over 6.5 million people last year and received major support from the Fire Minister, fire industry leaders, fire and rescue services across the country and leading fire door and doorset manufacturers and ironmongers. Following its hugely successful launch, the 2014 Fire Door Safety Week campaign will take place between 15 and 21 September, engaging the breadth of the industry and raising awareness of the critical role fire doors play in passive fire protection in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building.
You can find out more and pledge your support here: https://firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk/