Fire Door Safety Week 2019

Fire Door Safety Week, which will run from 23rd to 29th September, will once again highlight the importance of fire doors and good fire safety practice. This year we are focussing on the life-saving role that fire doors play in protecting us while we sleep, particularly in specialised housing such as care homes, children’s homes and sheltered housing as well as houses in multiple occupation and communal properties.

Launched in 2013 in response to a legacy of fire door neglect, Fire Door Safety Week is a ‘mass market’ awareness campaign to increase public understanding of the role that fire doors play in protecting life and property. The campaign is supported by a number of partners, including the Home Office’s National Fire Safety campaign,the National Fire Chief’s Council and London Fire Brigade.

As always, a range of promotional materials, activities and initiatives will feature throughout the week:

  • Research results which highlight the seriousness of the issue – carried out amongst care home workers, the findings will reveal concerns about fire safety as well as a lack of clarity about the role that fire doors play in care home buildings.
  • Education seminars – to include CPD training sessions and seminars which promote fire door best practice throughout the industry and supply chain.
  • An interactive mock criminal trial – a first for Fire Door Safety week, the trial will provide those responsible for fire door safety – the manufacturers consultants, contractors, designers, installers and other potential duty holders – with an insight into where they may be liable in the event of a fire incident. For more information click here to visit the Eventbrite page.
  • A hard-hitting film – watch out for this year’s film which points to the powerlessness of tenants and residents to protect themselves from fire if responsible authorities fail to act.

 

How to get involved with Fire Door Safety Week 2019

The real reach of the campaign comes from the support and engagement of the industry as a whole. So, to help you get involved and kickstart your activities, we have created a free bank of assets and information that you can promote across your own channels.

The wide range of content in our toolkit includes infographics, videos, posters and social media graphics, all designed to help you spread our important message – click here to access the Fire Door Safety Week toolkit.

You can also pledge your support by signing up at https://www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk/pledge-your-support/

If you have any requests for other resources to help you promote Fire Door Safety Week, just drop us a line at firedoors@bwf.org.uk

 

Building on last year’s success

Last year’s campaign was a huge success, with over 28,000 visits to the website, print media coverage reaching 3 million people and over 1.5 million @FDSafetyWeek users on social. Together we can build on this reach and continue to tackle the legacy of fire door neglect that is putting so many lives and properties at risk.

Help spread the word #FireDoorSafetyWeek