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Good fire safety management saves lives and protects property

Why are fire doors important?


They are just doors with a blue sticker on it, right?  Wrong. A fire door is an engineered safety device.

  • Fire doors are a crucial part of fire protection in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building.
  • They save lives and property.
  • Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire. Their correct specification, maintenance and management can be the difference between life and death for building occupants.
  • There are about three million new fire doors bought and installed every year in the UK, the vast majority made from timber.


There is a legal requirement to maintain and manage fire doors but despite this they are often neglected. For example:

  • They are often the first thing to be downgraded on a specification
  • They are mismanaged throughout their service life
  • They are propped open
  • They are damaged and badly maintained.

Fire door performance


Comprehensive information about fire doors is available from the Fire Door Safety Week website and on the British Woodworking Federation Fire Door Alliance website. This includes; correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance.


Fire Door Safety Week

Fire Door Safety Week is an annual campaign that raises awareness of the importance of fire doors in:

  • protecting the occupants of your building
  • preventing fire spread
  • minimising fire damage.

We're here to help

Make sure your business isn't the next victim of fire


We hold regular business seminars where we offer help and advice to keep your business safe. If you would like to register an interest in attending or for more information:


Phone us Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 5.00pm on 01392 872567
or email firesafetyhelpdesk@dsfire.gov.uk

Hopefully you already know fire safety is important but here are some fire facts to focus your mind:

  • Over half of all businesses never recover from a fire.
  • Of those that do, half go bankrupt within three years.
  • The businesses that survive have planned their response to a disaster before it strikes.

 

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