Fire door safety week is fast approaching. Now in its 3rd year, this award winning campaign highlights the importance of correctly installed and maintained fire doors.
The event, which runs from 26th September to 2nd of October, will particularly focus on houses in multiple occupancy, sheltered housing and care homes – all of which are seen as high-risk areas for fire safety.
Not sure if your premises is safe from fire? Book a fire risk assessment with us today.
Why are fire doors important?
- Fire doors prevent the fire or smoke from spreading across the building
- Fire doors keep the fire contained to a particular compartment or room
- Fire doors prevent more of your building and property from being lost to the fire than necessary
- If you’re an employer it’s your responsibility to keep your staff and property safe from fire
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, landlords, employers and building owners are responsible to ensure all fire doors and fire safety equipment in their building are correctly specified, installed and maintained.
Fire doors, in conjunction with well-maintained fire alarm systems significantly reduces the risk of your property being damaged by fire. More importantly, it protects the lives of your staff. One simple way to help protect your premises is to provide fire safety training. By providing training, your staff will be prepared in the event of a fire, ensuring their own safety and the safety of others.
The life-saving benefits of fire doors
When a fire broke out in a school this properly installed fire door averted disaster. A properly installed fire door can save your life or the life of your staff, customers or students.
Make a difference – Take part in the “Click it Kick it” campaign!
Have you seen a fire door wedged open today?
Take a photo of the wedge, then kick the wedge away, that’s right, Kick it! The BWF (British Woodworking Federation)are encouraging you to share your photos on Twitter, using the hashtag #ClickItKickIt. Find out more about the campaign here.
Not sure if your premises or staff are safe from a potential fire? Get in touch and book a fire risk assessment today.
We can help maintain your fire safety systems and products, including fire extinguishers, fire alarms or even carry out fire training to your staff.