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2018
11
Fire Door Safety Week: Fire door safety campaigners stepping up the first line of defence
Fire door safety campaigners are, through Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW), working to ensure public and private sector landlords and building owners stop risking the lives of tenants and ensure fire doors are correctly inspected, specified, fitted and maintained. Read more...
2018
6
BWF Fire Door Alliance evolves from the BWF Certifire Scheme
Fire Door Safety Week stands as an example of how an industry can and should unite to support a greater understanding and drive best practice in a marketplace. The British Woodworking Federation is keen to ensure that lessons learned from this week deliver tangible market improvement and it is for this reason that the British Woodworking Federation membership have decided to extend the scope of the BWF Certifire Scheme to embrace companies that achieve the necessary standard through the Certifire and Q-Mark Schemes. Read more...
2018
6
The British Woodworking Federation launches the UK’s first fire door installation training qualification
The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is now running, in partnership with the NPTC Group of Colleges, a new qualification specifically to target the installation of fire doors in the UK. - the course focusses on individual competency and enables endorsement as a Fire Door and Doorset Installer on the CSCS Card. Read more...
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...
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