Pledging our support to improve fire safety
PARKER building supplies supports FIRE DOOR SAFETY WEEK
Fire doors are a crucial part of the passive fire protection of every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. They save lives and property. Fire Door Safety Week has been created to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance.
Supported by a wide range of organisations, Fire Door Safety Week is the brainchild of the British Woodworking Federation, BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme and Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS).
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.
Fire Door Safety Week was also established to…
…encourage building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.
…link together the initiatives of many organisations with common interests in the fire door and passive fire protection industries.
…engage and educate people, helping the whole building industry and every property owner to understand the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of fire doors.
Video: specification and installation
BWF-Certifire fire door and doorset scheme has produced a new hard-hitting short film. It shows why specification and correct installation are so important to the performance of a fire door. It features a real life fire door test, a simple 5 Step Check and a 3D animation.
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Deanta produce solid doors with specially selected crown-cut oak and walnut doors to give a real timber look and feel. Their white primed doors feature a solid core which provides extra strength and stability. They are heavy and robust as they are produced using recycled FSC certified solid core. The obscure toughened glass is manufactured in a way as to make it very easy to clean and it won’t mark or stain.
5 Things to check for Fire Door Safety