Digitalquill, the East Yorkshire RFID Systems specialist, are supporting Fire Door Safety Week. It runs from Monday 25th September to 1st October, and we will be putting out blog posts every day this week to advise you about fire door monitoring and meeting your obligations under the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005 when it comes to fire doors. You can pledge your support for the Fire Door safety campaign by sharing our posts and by tweeting under the hashtag #FireDoorSafetyWeek.
Fire Door Safety Week
Fire Door Safety Week aims to raise awareness of one of the most critical fire safety elements in commercial buildings: fire doors. It was created by the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door Scheme, along with the British Woodworking Federation and the United Kingdom Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS). The fire door safety initiative is designed to raise awareness of the role fire doors play in protecting people and businesses from the dangers of fire. Particular attention is being drawn to issues such as poor fire door installation and fire door inspections. Building owners and users are being encouraged to properly check the condition of their fire doors – and repair or replace any that aren’t up to standard.
Fire Door Facts
About three million fire doors are bought and installed in the United Kingdom every single year. The vast majority of these are made from timber. Fire doors are designed to be one of the first lines of defence against smoke and fire. Fitting correctly specified and maintained fire doors can be the difference between life and death for a building’s occupant in the event of a fire. Fire doors are frequently neglected or downgraded, and they tend to be propped open and badly maintained which reduces their effectiveness.
Use a Fire Door Inspection System
Fire Door Safety Week aims to engage and educate people about the benefits of having a fire door inspection system. It hopes to make every property owner aware of the correct inspection and maintenance regime for their fire doors.
Fire Safety Week – Get involved
To get regular updates on the campaign and the events that are scheduled throughout the week, you can follow Fire Door Safety Week on Twitter using the hashtag #firedoorsafetyweek or read the website www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk.
Fire Door Monitor – The Fire Door Inspection System
Digitalquill’s Fire Door Monitor is a complete fire door inspection system. Using RFID systems, your responsible person can be alerted by our fire door inspection software whenever a fire door is propped open for too long, so you can keep fire door discipline even if you cannot be at every site 24/7. Using our fire door inspection app, you can record 31-point checks on fire doors, and add or amend checks to suit your business. Call us on 01482 424402, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website for more information.