We are proud to have supported Fire Door Safety Week 2017 from Monday 25th September to today, 1st October. We hope you have enjoyed reading our blog posts and learning about our fire door monitoring software.

Sophie’s story

We end our week of blogs with the tragic story of Sophie’s Rosser – which explains the terrible consequences of getting fire safety wrong.

Sophie Rosser was returning to her flat in Canary Wharf in London back in August 2012 when she saw that the building was alight and rushed inside to inform her fiancé. Despite the coroner criticising safety failings, the death of the Cardiff-born 23-year-old was deemed to be accidental.The Coroner Mary Hassell told the 2014 inquest into her death, that Ms Rosser’s death could well have been avoided if a self-closing fire door was not stuck open.

If there is one message to be taken from these events, it is that every time you walk through a fire door, you should make sure it closes properly behind you.

Fire Door Safety Week

Fire Door Safety Week was set up by the British Woodworking Federation, the BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme and the Fire Door Inspection Scheme. We would like to thank them for drawing attention to fire door safety and we are sure that lives will be saved as a result of their efforts.

Fire door safety week aimed to:

  • raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors
  • encourage building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doorsand report those that aren’t satisfactory.
  • To link togetherthe initiatives of many organisations in the fire door and passive fire protection industries.
  • To engage and educatepeople in the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of fire doors.

Fire Door Monitor – System for Fire Door Inspections

Don’t neglect fire door inspection: Digitalquill’s Fire Door Monitor is a fire door inspection app that makes compliance with the Fire Safety Order simple. Call us on 01482 424402, email office@digitalquill.co.uk or visit our website for more information.