Global support Fire Door Safety Week to raise awareness of the importance of fire doors in protecting homes and saving lives.
The Fire Door Safety Week campaign focuses on the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues that are often overlooked. Through combined efforts across the industry, we can create awareness of the importance of effective fire door installation and maintenance.
British Woodworking Federation launched the Fire Door Safety Week campaign in 2013. Partners supporting the campaign include the Home Office’s National Fire Safety campaign and London Fire Brigade.
Around 3 million new fire doors are installed across the UK, every year. Fire doors are often the first line of defence in the event of a fire. This can mean the correct specification, maintenance and management can be the difference between life and death for building occupants. Despite this, fire doors still remain a significant area of neglect, often mismanaged, downgraded on specification, damaged and badly maintained.
Fire Door Safety Week has the following objectives:
- Raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance.
- 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.
Play your Part
Regardless of your position within the industry, the effectiveness of fire doors can affect anyone. Therefore, it is essential we work together to engage and educate the building industry and property owners to understand the correct specification, installation and maintenance of fire doors.