Oct
15

Fire door safety

Did you know it was fire door safety week at the end of September? There has been extensive media coverage around fire doors since the Grenfell Tower disaster and we recently came across a useful infographic from Fire Door Safety Week which includes 10 top tips for fire doors in blocks of flats. It covers what fire doors do and how they work, their location, who is responsible, cold smoke seals, door closers and basic checks. If this is something you may find useful, click here to view the full image. They have also highlighted 5 of the most common fire door faults in this graphic. What is slightly concerning is that over 61% of the doors tested in the survey had fire or smoke seals either missing, installed incorrectly or not filling perimeter gaps correctly. We feel it is important for everyone to educate themselves on fire door safety, not just professionals in the industry.