How to improve fire safety in the workplace

By Darren Hockley, Managing Director at DeltaNet International With the Covid-19 pandemic having taken precedence over the last 18 months, organisations are now welcoming employees back to the workplace. Although it’s probably the last thing on employees’ minds after returning…

FireQual begins development of Fire Door Installation qualification

Following requests from industry and the work of the Competence Steering Group and Working Group 2 (Installers), FireQual is developing a qualification that will look to provide the underpinning knowledge and the skills required by those who work within the…

In support of fire door safety week, IronmongeryDirect strengthens its fire safety resources

Pledging its support for this year’s Fire Door Safety Week, specialist ironmongery supplier IronmongeryDirect has added to its library of fire safety resources. Aiming to stamp out the legacy of fire door neglect, the company has produced a series of…

dormakaba continues its support of fire door safety week

As part of its continued aim to raise awareness around fire door safety and robust specification, leading manufacturer and solution provider of security and access solutions dormakaba, has updated its Door Hardware on Fire Safety CPD. In line with the…

Fire door safety – time to bridge the gap

Fire safety doesn’t happen by accident, it requires universal attention. With that, Karen Trigg of Allegion UK explores why the importance of working fire doors is often overlooked and why now is an opportune time to bridge the gap between…

Distinction Doors launches new fire-door system

Distinction Doors is proud to introduce a totally new and fully compliant FD30 composite fire-door system, through new brand, fds (fire door systems).  The new system, Neuma fds has consistently proven fire resistance with 44 individual test specimens subject to…

Making time for essential building maintenance

Karen Trigg of Allegion UK provides insight on the safety standards that buildings must meet and why now seems an opportune time to carry out essential maintenance in a bid to help to achieve them. Regular building maintenance has and…

Schueco Jansen announces Range of Unlatched, Non-Rebated, Single-Acting Steel Fire Doors

A comprehensive range of unlatched, non-rebated, single-acting fire doors is now available from leading European steel specialist Schueco Jansen. These systems offer a solution for every application, including screens and partition walls. All the systems have a sleek modern look…

Fire Doors and Egress Doors Inspection and Maintenance webinar slated for January 17, 2019

Fire Smarts, in partnership with Telgian, will present a training webinar, “Fire Doors and Egress Doors Inspection and Maintenance” on January 17. This webinar will be based on NFPA 101: Life Safety Code and NFPA 80: Standard for Fire Doors…

Horbury Secures Fire Safety Contract With Castles & Coasts Housing Association

Castles & Coasts Housing Association, based in Carlisle, has appointed Horbury Property Services, part of the Horbury Group, to provide fire safety services across its housing portfolio. The contract, which started in September, will see Horbury Property Services providing fire…

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…

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