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Close the door on fire – Fire Door Safety Week 2022

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Fire Door Safety Week was first launched in 2013, aiming to raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in saving lives and protecting property in the unfortunate event of a fire. If the worst happens and fire breaks out then seconds can make a huge difference.

Designed by Fire England UK, this year's campaign takes place from 31st October to 4th November, dedicated to Fire Door Safety, stamping out the legacy of fire door neglect.

As part of our commitment to producing high-quality steel doors, we offer a wide range of steel fire door sets to suit many building requirements. Ensuring that all doors are third-party tested and certified, giving you the confidence that your Strongdor steel doors have been through rigorous testing.

Fully bespoke, our Firedor range is tested to EN1634-1 and includes doors suitable for internal application or external applications CE/UKCA marked to EN 16304 and EN14351-1. 

Everyone plays their part in ensuring a fire door performs as it should, from us the manufacturers to the building users, and this is why it is so important to raise awareness and give you the guidance to do some simple checks to ensure your fire doors comply.

If you are unsure of what steel fire door you need for your property, get in contact with our steel door experts who will give you support in choosing the correct door for your premises on 01524 297674.

 

Provided by Fire Door Safety Week, you can follow the below steps when checking your fire door:

 

1. Certification

Look for a label (located on the leaf or frame for Strongdor doors) that is certified and CE-marked on your door. All ironmongery such as locks, closers & hinges must be CE marked and compatible with the door leaf's certification. Do not self-modify this and create a fault with your fire door.

 

2. Apertures

Altering the door for glazing apertures and air transfer louvres will void your fire certification!

 

3. Gaps & Seals

Check the gaps around the top and sides of your door, it should be consistently less than 4mm when closed. Ensure intumescent seals are fitted at the top and sides of the door to prevent fire to travel through.

 

4. Closers

Check that there is a closer to shut the door onto the latch properly. If the door does not latch, there will not be a complete barrier against the fire. Make sure to report this.

 

For more information, please visit the Fire Door Safety Week website or chat with us by using our live chat located at the bottom right corner of this page.

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