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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...
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...
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