Fire Door Safety Week 2016

Fire Door Safety Week is the brainchild of the BWF-Certifire Fire Door Scheme, and is all about raising awareness of this critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. 


Fire Door Safety Week 2016 is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet, with cross industry support and a growing army of high profile backers contributing to a range of activities and creative plans that also commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London, the event which gave rise to the ‘fire door’.

The award winning campaign, which runs from 26 September – 2 October 2016, aims to raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in protecting property and saving lives.

The new-look Fire Door Safety Week website is packed with information and advice, as well as numerous resources to help you promote fire door safety.

Check out the many events and activities which are planned by its supporters, download material from the toolkit or attend one of the seminars.

If you're a building owner, installer, facility manager, landlord or resident -YOU can help us promote Fire Door Safety.

Spread the word -  not the fire!

Know more about fire door safety - Useful resources.

The Fire Door Safety Week website offers tailored advice to those who are responsible for fire safety. This advice covers a range of sectors including housing, schools and hospitals.

There are also free resources in an online toolkit to help spread the word about fire door safety. These include technical checklists to help with fire door inspections, videos and posters that can be used in any private, public or multiple occupancy building to educate people on basic fire door rules.

There are also many other ways to get involved, including promoting the message of Fire Door Safety Week on websites and social media, running events, carrying out full onsite inspections and sending any images of dodgy fire doors to Theodore Firedoor’s Facebook page.

Follow @FDSafetyWeek on Twitter for campaign news and updates, or look out for tweets using the hashtag #FireDoorSafetyWeek. A Thunderclap will also be organised again this year, spreading the word across Twitter and Facebook.

Last year’s campaign reached more than 4.7 million people up to the end of September 2015. It achieved more than 7,000 visits to the Fire Door Safety Week website, a 30% increase in Twitter followers, and attracted 129 supporting organisations from across all parts of the fire safety, property, facilities management and construction sectors.

It also prompted more than 5,800 additional views of the BWF’s fire door safety films on YouTube, including over 1,000 views of the powerful ‘Remember Sophie’ video.

Pledge your support to this year’s Fire Door Safety Week at:

We have a wide range of resources available to you on this website too. Just click on any of the links below.

You may also wish to visit our page "Are my Fire Doors Safe?" which contains other information for building owners, landlords and residents.

Fire Door Inspections and further education : Visit our sister website to learn more

Building regulations and regulations for building owners on fire safety in England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Theodore Firedoor - fire door horror stories - upload your pictures of dodgy fire doors


Working in partnership with the Fire Kills campaign