Checkmate Fire Solutions’ Expansion Continues With Harlow Move

Checkmate Fire Solutions, the UK’s biggest passive fire protection specialist, is relocating its south-east office to larger premises in Harlow as a result of ongoing growth. The Yorkshire-headquartered business has been running its operations across the whole of southern England…

Call made for door hardware experts’ input into building regulations consultation

After recent UK Government investigations found that fire doors from five suppliers failed to meet even the minimum mandatory fire performance standard, door hardware experts are being urged to have their say in the consultation on the clarification of Approved…

San Francisco Fire Department say its Time to close the door on fast-moving home fires

A simple behaviour change could save lives…. As consumers, we have come to demand speed. We order a book online and it’s delivered to our front porch that afternoon. Order your dark roast on an app and it’s waiting for you…

The Door & Hardware Federation calls for UK Government to enforce the use of complete fire doorsets in the wake of Grenfell

Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Door & Hardware Federation (dhf) is stressing the vital importance of compartmentation and the terrible risks of getting it wrong.  In a bid to prevent the spread of fires in multi-occupancy buildings such as…

Are your fire doors safe and legal?

Fire doors are designed to prevent the spread of smoke, flames and toxic gases throughout a building in the event of a fire. However, when a fire door is held open, fire, smoke and toxic gases can quickly pass through…

Opening the door to fire safety

Fire doors prevent the spread of fire and smoke through a building. They are specially designed to withstand fire for a certain amount of time (minimum 30 minutes) to protect the safety of building occupants and provide a safe route to get out of the building.

All fire doors should be closed in the event of a fire. This is usually achieved with a self-closing device or free-swing device. Fire doors are a vital part of a building’s fire strategy, and they can only do their job if they are closed. A wedged or propped open fire door prevents a fire door from closing, and therefore renders the fire door useless.

The safety of occupants cannot be guaranteed if a fire door is wedged open. And legally, if a building’s responsible person is judged to be putting someone’s life at risk by wedging fire doors open, they could suffer penalties.

Fire Door Safety Week 2016: New App to cut Risks of Injury and Fines

Property owners and managers risk the safety of occupants and fines of up to £2,000 per incident if they fail to ensure fire doors are unlocked and unblocked during times of occupancy. Fire Door Safety Week – September 26 to…

New Smartphone App to cut Risk of Fire Injury – and Fire Door Fines

Major retailers and entertainment venues are risking the safety of customers – as well as incurring fines of up to £2,000 per incident and two years’ imprisonment – by failing to ensure fire doors are unlocked during times of occupancy.…

Exova BM TRADA offers training on fire doors – June 28th/29th

Expert construction industry training provider, Exova BM TRADA, will be running the next in its series of popular fire door training courses at the end of June. The first course, Fire Doors Explained, is a full-day CPD certified session being…

Installers Tame Heavy Fire Doors

Fireco is offering training workshops to installers. These workshops help installers increase their profits by offering extra business opportunities from their existing jobs. Focused on supporting the installer, the workshop: ● covers how to check a fire door is compliant…

How LWPHomes Improved Access with Wire-free Dorgard

The Leaders of Worship & Preachers Homes (LWPHomes) is a not-for-profit organisation. The group aims to give the best residential care for those in need to help them gain an independent living. They have four homes, located in Minehead, Westcliff…

Yale Door leads the way in fire protection

Yale Door leading home security suppliers, has added a range of fire doors to its trusted range of composite doors. The FD30 Composite Fire Doors are approved by Secure-by-Design and have been rigorously tested to BS476 Pt 22 standards to provide…

Fire Safety made easy with Freedor

Premises with a big influx of people such as offices, restaurants and residential homes can as expected, get very busy. Fire doors are safety devices which help prevent the spread of fire. They are a critical part of safety precautions…

Sliding Fire Doors

In today’s world safety is becoming more and more important for businesses, institutions and facilities. Weather you work in the education, healthcare, government, commercial, hospitality or industrial sectors fire safety plays a huge roll in how a building is designed.…

Best practice in action in BM TRADA’s ‘Passive Fire Protection Demonstration Zone’

BM TRADA will be highlighting the benefits of effective passive fire protection through a range of interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and free seminars at this year’s Firex International at London Excel 16-18 June. Full-scale corridor and suspended ceiling simulation BM…

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