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2018
17
BWF Responds to the Hackitt Review
British Woodworking Federation, whose members manufacture around three million fire doors in the UK each year, welcomes the recommendations of the highly anticipated Hackitt Review Read more...
2018
17
BWF responds to latest Ministerial Statement on Fire Doors
BWF has responded to the latest Ministerial update on the news that a glazed fire door from Grenfell Tower marketed to resist fire for at least 30 minutes failed testing after approximately 15 minutes. Read more...
2018
13
Fire Door Safety Week wins Campaign of the Year at the Safety and Health Excellence Awards
Fire Door Safety Week 2017 saw of stiff competition from the automotive, aerospace and construction sectors to be awarded Campaign of the Year Read more...
2018
15
BWF reacts to the news that Fire Doors in Grenfell Tower did not meet test standards
“It is concerning to hear about the door at Grenfell, but sadly it is not a surprise..." Read more...
2018
13
The British Woodworking Federation launches the UK’s first fire door installation training qualification
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is today (13 March) launching, in partnership with the NPTC Group of Colleges, a new qualification specifically to target the installation of fire doors in the UK. Read more...
2018
9
Closing the Door on Fires in Wales
The British Woodworking Federation Fire Door Scheme (BWF Certifire) and NPTC Group of Colleges, in the company of renowned fire safety advocate and Deputy Presiding Office of the National Assembly for Wales, Ann Jones, invites you to celebrate the launch of a fresh new approach to Fire Door Installation training. A first in the UK the Fire Door Centre is aimed at ensuring that the 300,000 fire doors installed annually in Wales are fitted by competent, skilled and knowledgeable tradespeople. Read more...
2017
22
BWF wins Association of Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) Fellowship ‘Advocate for Fire Safety’ Award
Hannah Mansell was awarded the Association for Specialist Fire Protection ASFP Fellowship Award ‘Advocate for Passive Fire Protection 2017’ at their inaugural awards dinner held at the Tower of London Read more...
2017
18
BWF statement following the release of the interim Hackitt Review report
The British Woodworking Federation, whose members manufacture approaching three million fire doors in the UK each year, welcomed Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim recommendations on the regulatory structure, however, cautioned that the regulatory framework is only part of the jigsaw. Read more...
2017
12
Fire Door Safety Week - The success of the 2017 campaign
2017’s Fire Door Safety Week attracted its highest number of supporters ever, including 273 organisationsfrom all parts of social housing, the private rented housing sector, the construction supply chain, fire and building consultancies and local fire and rescue services. Read more...
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...
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