Fire Door Safety Week 2021 | 20th – 26th September

Sep 20, 2021 | 0 comments

Transparent Property Management is making time to save lives for Fire Door Safety Week.

Following the tragic events of the Grenfell tower disaster in 2017, fire safety has become a topic of importance and discussion amongst most in the property industry. It’s imperative that all those involved in the building – freeholders, residents, leaseholders and managing agents, we are all working together to ensure the health & safety of a building is meeting industry standards.

Fire Door Safety Week was brought together by the British Woodworking Federation and supported by the BWF Fire Door Alliance. This campaign aids in increasing the understanding of fire door safety in all sectors of property, including hospitals, schools, and of course residential buildings.

Unfortunately, when you think fire safety in a residential building, its natural to cast your mind back to Grenfell and other high-rise properties that has been affected. Fire door safety week highlights that it is not just these high-rise residential blocks that must be mindful of fire safety. A smaller development with 5 flats can be just as susceptible to fire devastation if the proper fire precautions are not met.

Here at Transparent Property Management, we will be highlighting Fire Door Safety Week across the company. Our property managers are encouraged to take time out of their busy work days to read up on the interesting and helpful articles on the Fire Door Safety Week website and immerse themselves in Fire safety webinars.

We are pleased and proud to do our bit, and raise as much awareness on fire door safety and this incredibly important campaign.

What can you do?

Check your fire doors

  1. Certification: Has the fire door been labelled? If not, how can you be sure this is a true fire door?
  2. Gaps: Are the gaps around the top and sides of the fire door less than 3mm when the door is closed? Do you think smoke and fire could travel through the gaps? Use a £1 coin for scale, this is around 3mm thick.
  3. Seals: check there are attached and undamaged smoke seals around the fire door or frame. The seals are there to expand when in contact with heat.
  4. Hinges: Are all the hinges in working order with no screws missing? The better the door is maintained, the more effective it will be in the event of a fire.
  5. Closing properly: Does the fire door close properly/flush against the frame? A fire door will not work if it can’t fully close.

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