RW Joinery are once again pledging their support to improve fire safety on Fire Door Safety Week happening this year from Monday 24th September – Sunday 30th September.
The brainchild of the British Woodworking Federation, the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door Scheme and the UK’s Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS), the initiative aims to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance, and encouraging building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.
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.
Consequently, Fire Door Safety Week seeks to engage and educate people, helping every property owner to understand the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of fire doors.
In 2017 the campaign reached over 19 million people, delivering messages on the importance of fire doors in saving lives and protecting property, and landlords’ legal responsibilities for managing fire door safety.
The campaign is run annually by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), BWF-Certifire scheme, the newly formed BWF Fire Door Alliance and the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) and works closely with the Home Office’s National Fire Safety campaign (formerly Fire Kills).
The campaign was awarded the Safety and Health Excellence Campaign of the Year in 2017, beating off stiff competition from the aerospace, automotive and construction sector.
For updates on the campaign and the many events scheduled throughout the week, follow Fire Door Safety Week on Twitter or search for tweets with hashtag #FireDoorSafetyWeek.
Fire doors resistance is always the major concern, and at RW Joinery all of our doorsets will meet current fire safety regulations & standards. Our fire doors are commonly specified as FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120.
If you’d like more technical information about our fire safety features, a member of our team will be happy to assist.
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