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2017
27
Fire doors in flats and HMOs – 10 top tips to arm landlords and tenants with the knowledge they need
Two new factsheets for tenants in privately rented flats, apartments, bedsits, hostels and Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs) are published this week in a bid to increase both landlords’ and residents’ knowledge and understanding of fire door safety. Read more...
2017
27
UK’s first fire door installation qualification pilots at NPTC Group of Colleges
NPTC Group of Colleges is piloting a new fire door installation qualification. Aimed at improving fire safety by ensuring that all fire doors are correctly installed by qualified tradespeople, this is the first qualification in the UK to specifically cover the correct specification and installation of fire doors. Read more...
2017
27
Do the 5 Step Check – new interactive fire door checker gives power to the people
A new quick and easy-to-use fire door checker been launched in Fire Door Safety Week to help boost the knowledge and confidence of [social housing / local authority / private rented sector] tenants concerned about fire safety. Read more...
2017
25
Social landlords staying silent on fire safety
Three months on from Grenfell, new research reveals that tenants still feel left in the dark when it comes to fire safety. 40% of renters say there is not a clear fire escape route displayed in their building; majority of tenants (55%) do not feel fully prepared on what to do in the event of a fire; just 10% of social landlords have been in touch in person since Grenfell to discuss fire safety measures Read more...
2017
25
Are you Fire Door Sure? Seminar, London, 28th September
A CPD accredited seminar hosted by the British Woodworking Federation BWF-Certifire Fire Door Scheme and industry partners to mark, Fire Door Safety Week, a national safety awareness campaign. Read more...
2017
25
7 Deadly Sins - Common faults lead to fire door failure in less than five minutes
A fire door test which replicates the seven most common defects spotted in social housing flats and apartments shows just how quickly those doors will fail if incorrectly specified and installed.   Read more...
2017
25
Travis Perkins confirms its commitment to Approved Fire Door Centre expertise
A major initiative within the builders’ merchant sector is set to boost fire safety knowledge and the installation of properly certificated fire doors in a huge range of building projects, large and small. Read more...
2017
24
New procurement tool designed to support the sales of Fire Doors
In the run up to Fire Door Safety Week, the BWF Certifire Scheme has developed a new App style tool to support the procurement process for Fire Doors.  This Toolkit is for anyone in the fire door supply chain, from raw material or component supplier, right through to the customer. Read more...
2017
18
Fire door safety campaigners demand public register of Responsible Persons
In the shadow of the Grenfell Tower devastation, Fire Door Safety Week campaigners are renewing their call for a publicly available national register of Responsible Persons for fire safety in rented accommodation. Read more...
2017
10
Fire Doors: Is this the game changer we have been waiting for?
In a letter set to all local authorities in the UK Permanent Secretary to the Department of Communities and Local Government, Melanie Dawes CB sets down in no uncertain terms a clear set of guidelines for Local Authorities, reminding them of their responsibilities and providing clear guidance on how to meet them when it comes to Fire Safety in High Rise buildings.  Critically for Fire Doors it underpins the import of third party certification. Read more...
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