September 20, 2016
Fire Door Safety Week

Safety expects the unexpected

Fire doors are often underestimated piece of equipment when it comes to fire protection. When you think of fire protection, doors are probably the last thing that comes to your mind, right?

Well, our moto says: build doors, save lives. By saying that, we want to raise awareness about doors not being just doors, but also a crucial part of the passive fire protection of every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building.

Safety is a cheap and effective insurance policy. Safety awareness means saving lives. That is why Burke Joinery supports Fire Door Safety Week.

What is a Fire Door Safety Week?

Fire Door Safety Week is an event of a great importance held every year in the UK. This year the event takes place on 26th September-2nd October. This huge event aims to draw attention to the following:

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

While raising awareness, Fire Door Safety Week publishes some interesting facts:

“There are about 3 million new fire doors bought and installed every year in the UK, the vast majority made from timber. 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. However, they remain a significant area of neglect, often the first thing to be downgraded on a specification and mismanaged throughout their service life, propped open, damaged and badly maintained.”

Number of new fire doors is in the rise in Ireland as well. That is why we want to make sure they are being properly maintained.

Transform safety into a daily habit; build not just a door, but a safety device.

Spread the word and help saving lives. Read more about Fire Door Safety Week.

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