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Support for Fire Door Safety Week 2017

Fire Door Safety Week takes place between the 25th September and the 1st October this year. Hodgsons Sealants recognises the importance of raising awareness of the importance of fire doors and as such is working on a campaign to bring publicity and education of the general public on this topic.

It may sound obvious but fire doors really do save lives. The Fire Door Safety Week campaign aims to engage and educate building owners and building users on how to use them properly.

Fire doors are an important part of the fire protection of every commercial, public, and multiple occupancy building.  Fire doors are often the first line of defence in a fire and their correct specification, maintenance and management can be the difference between life and death for building occupants.  Despite this they are often neglected and underfunded either a specification is downgraded in a new build due to costs or they mismanaged throughout their service life, propped open, damaged and badly maintained.

There are somewhere in the range of 3 million new fire doors bought and installed every year in the UK, the vast majority made from timber.  This is why the team at Hodgsons Sealants see this campaign being of great importance to the general public, property owners, users and builders alike.

The key objectives of Fire Door Awareness Week are:

  • To raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance.
  • To encourage building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.
  • To link together the initiatives of many organisations with common interests in the fire door and passive fire protection industries.
  • To engage and educate people, helping the whole building industry and every property owner to understand the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of fire doors.

Hodgsons Sealants is amongst an impressive number of organisations in its support for Fire Door Safety Week, including London Fire Brigade, Wilmott Dixon, Arnold Laver and many more. Fire Door Safety Week is the brainchild of the British Woodworking Federation, BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme and Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS).

Hodgson Sealants will be holding an event during this week, see details here.

If you would like more information about the campaign please contact a member of our team. You can also visit the Frie Door Safety week website here.