Lorient is delighted to support this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW): 23rd – 29th September 2019. FDSW was launched in 2013 in response to a legacy of fire door neglect. It is a ‘mass market’ awareness campaign to increase public understanding of the role that fire doors play in protecting life and property.
A fire door is an engineered safety device that is a crucial part of the passive fire protection of every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. A fire door acts just as any other door in normal service; however in a fire it takes on a critical role – to save lives and protect property. It does this by holding back the spread of fire and smoke through a building for a designated period, giving time for building occupants to escape.
A fire door is not just the door leaf. It is a complete assembly comprising the frame, any glazing, intumescent fire and smoke seals and all the ironmongery that is used on the door, such as hinges, overhead door closers, latches and locks. Just like other life safety devices, such as fire extinguishers and alarms, fire doors and final escape doors need regular, stringent inspection and maintenance to ensure that they will perform as intended in the event of a fire. FDSW draws attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance, and encourages building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.
Lorient will be presenting its popular seminar – ‘The Role & Performance of Fire & Smoke Resisting Door Assemblies’ at the following events:
- 19 September 2019 / 10:00 – 16:00 / Manchester / ASSA ABLOY – Unlocking Compliance BOOK HERE
- 24 September 2019 / 10:00 – 16:00 / London / ASSA ABLOY – Unlocking Compliance BOOK HERE
- 24 September 2019 / 08.30 – 14:00 / Croydon / Arnold Laver fire door safety day co-hosted with BWF BOOK HERE
- 25 September 2019 / 08:00 – 15:30 / Leicester / TAGEVAC see download