This month marks the return of the annual Fire Door Safety Week. The national safety campaign, which is organised by the British Woodworking Federation in conjunction with industry specialists, serves to highlight just how important it is for businesses to be correctly fitted with doors which meet stringent health and safety laws.
The British Woodworking Federation is an industry body which offers free technical advice, technical consultancy, HSE audits and assesses members against a specific code of conduct. By becoming BWF accredited, companies demonstrate that they are among the best in the business.
The ‘Are You Fire Door Sure’ seminar will take place at the Conway Hall in London on Thursday 27th September. Registration for the event will begin at 8:30am, followed by a welcome talk from David Oldfield of the BWF Fire Door Alliance.
During the event, guest speakers from the BWF Door Alliance, London Fire Brigade, The Guild of Natural Ironmongery and the Fire Door Inspection Scheme will deliver seminars on a variety of topics including door design, installation, specification, maintenance, regulations, enforcement and third-party certification among others, as well as looking at the specifics of incorporating ironmongery, glass and other features into fire safety doors.
Over the course of the day, guest speakers will include Sir Ken Wright (the future fire safety environment), Douglas Masterson (an introduction to ironmongery essential maintenance), Graham Hulland (the problem with closers), Kevin Hulin (what the inspector saw) and Sarah Lewis (fire and smoke seals) – whose talks are anticipated by everyone at RW Joinery.
The event is relevant to developers, construction companies, architects and anybody responsible for fire safety in the buildings they manage or own. The Fire Door Safety Week meeting is also CPD accredited and learning resources and refreshments will be available for attendees.
Following the event, delegates will have the chance to enjoy a networking lunch at 1pm, and all attendees are encouraged to discuss the latest in fire safety. Entry to the Fire Door Safety Week seminar is free, and prospective visitors can register their interest in advance at EventBrite.