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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...
BWF Technical Manager, Hannah Mansell talks to the Radio 5 Wake up to Money team on Fire Doors and Responsible Persons
It was an early start to Monday as I arrived in the BBC studios to face the Radio 5 Wake up to Money team this morning to explain why we set-up Fire Door Safety Week. Read more...
Statement on Grenfell House from Chairman of the BWF Fire Door Scheme
It is sadly not uncommon to see buildings without fire doors, no emergency lighting or signage on doors and escape routes, broken fire rated glass, wedged-open fire doors, poor fire stopping around service hatches that breach compartmentation, no intumescent or smoke seals in fire doors, rubbish and combustible material left in the common areas. Read more...
Fire safety in tower blocks is an “endemic problem” say campaigners
Less than a year since fire door safety campaigners turned a spotlight on high rise tower blocks, the country wakes to news of the devastating inferno at Grenfell Tower, West London. Hannah Mansell, chair of the Passive Fire Protection Forum, trustee of the Children’s Burns Trust and spokesperson for the BWF’s Fire Door Safety Week campaign, said... Read more...
Council housing residents receive fire door safety award
A local fire door safety campaign to inspire hope and raise awareness of fire safety in Southend-on-Sea following the tragic death of a mum-to-be is one of three initiatives to receive awards this month from the BWF Read more...
After the fire: Seven years on from Lakanal House and what have we learned?
A legal wave of pain is heading Southwark Council’s way, warns Hannah Mansell. And it could easily hit other London councils too. Read more...
2016 fire door safety campaign has biggest impact to date
This year’s Fire Door Safety Week campaign achieved the active involvement of 174 organisations, including housing and construction companies, fire and rescue services, and a wide range of businesses involved in the fire door supply chain. Read more...
Is the Responsible Person playing with fire? Stop them lurking in the shadows, says BWF
Exactly 10 years since new fire safety laws came into force in England and Wales, campaigners are calling for a public national register of the people with legal responsibility for fire assessments in buildings, to help tackle continued safety concerns. Read more...
The anatomy of a fire door
10 years since the new fire safety laws came into force in England and Wales, many building owners, landlords and estates managers continue to be confused about what a good fire door should look like. Perhaps this will help – the Anatomy of a Fire Door, by the BWF-Certifire team: Read more...
Nation’s poorest are at greatest risk from fire, warns fire door safety campaign
New data released today for Fire Door Safety Week shows that the poorest in society continue to be at greatest risk from fire, with lower income tenants more concerned about fire safety where they live, less informed about how to protect themselves, and less able to move away from perceived danger. Read more...
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