Fire Door Safety Week (24th-30th September)

A door’s a door’s a door, right? No, a fire door is an engineered safety device.
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Firerite are proud to support this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (24th September – 30th September) – a campaign that raises awareness about the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance. It also encourages building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors; and understand the legal commitments they have.

Fire doors are a crucial part of the passive fire protection of every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building.  They save lives and property.

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.

If you are a property owner or responsible for fire safety or have an active interest in protecting people and properties, Firerite can support the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of fire doors in your building. For free safety advice from one of our experts, please call 0292 086 7222, or send us your details and we will get in touch.

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