350 people lost their lives due to fire in 2012-13*. Although this is 47 fewer than the previous year there is still more that can be done. From today to 21st September the second Fire Door Safety Week takes place.
Fire doors save lives and property, organised by BWF Certifire the Fire Door Safety Week is all about raising awareness of this critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building and their website www.bwfcertifire.org.uk offers advice and guidance on specifying fire doors.
As part of Fire Door Safety Week, we are offering a free gap tester to all specifiers that visit our tradecounter in Newton Abbot during September. Designed to measure the gap between the door frame and door leaf this handy little tool can immediately tell you if the gap around the fire door is more than the recommended 3mm.
*Source: Fire Statistics Great Britain 2012-13, Department for Communities and Local Government.