A fire door is one of the most critical components of limiting the spread of fire through communal buildings, and, ultimately, can help to save lives.
There is a shared responsibility throughout a project’s lifecycle to ensure the safety of a property, and the occupiers within it. However, a lack of understanding around the latest products and protocols can leave homes vulnerable to risk.
We recently conducted research of housing associations and social housing landlords, which reported challenges in delivering high quality fire safety in multi-occupancy properties. According to our survey, nine in 10 respondents had an inspection on internal fire doors in the last two years, with 50% finding a flaw. These include poorly fitted doors, damage to door closers and hardware improvements required.
Our new CPD resource aims to help address this issue, outlining five key areas of importance when procuring and using fire doorsets:
1. Product testing – ensuring current standards are met
2. Doorset accessories – choosing the correct hardware
3. Third-party accreditation – demonstrating compliance and performance consistency
4. Product traceability – engaging manufacturers to implement the ‘Golden Thread’
5. Whole-life considerations – ensuring installation doesn’t compromise fire safety
Or to find out more about JELD-WEN’s fire doorset CPD seminar: 5 things to look for in fire doorsets to improve long-term fire safety, visit the website below.