Fire Door Safety Week 25th September – 1st October 2017
Fire door safety week, which runs from 25th September – 1st October 2017, aims to raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in protecting property and saving lives. Now more than ever, fire door safety should be taken seriously with only three months since the devastating inferno at Grenfell tower which tragically killed at least 80 people.
More than one third of fire-related fatalities from April 2015 to March 2016 (where the cause of death was known) was due to victims being “overcome by gas or smoke” (Source: FIRE05046). This is the therefore the most common cause of fire-related fatalities. The simple purpose of a fire door in every day use is just as any standard door. However the fire door, unlike any other door, must additionally perform its prime purpose. That is to protect lives and offer protection to the remainder of the building and other buildings in the event of a fire. A fire door is a fire-resistance rating used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and to enable safe passage from a building or structure.
Correct installation of fire doors is critical to performance
The correct installation of fire door sets is fundamental to their overall performance. This is because it will ensure the fire door will maintain its fire integrity rating in the event of a fire. An incorrectly fitted fire door will not save lives. The video below (courtesy of the British Woodworking Federation),which demonstrates what can happen to an incorrectly installed fire door.
SWD are registered professional fire door installers allowing us to not only supply but also correctly install your fire doors. Whether this is part of a refurbishment or a new build we are here to help you every step of the way.
All of SWD fire doors are made to order in standard and bespoke sizes. You will not need to compromise on design, as our collection of fire doors combine both safety with luxurious style. An example of such is shown below on one of our many projects with our model 150alu looking magnificent with metal inlays and FD30 protection. You can also see more of this project here in our portfolio.