Fire Door Safety Week 2018 - #FireDoorSafetyWeek

Fire doors are often the first line of defense in a fire and their correct installation, testing, and maintenance can be the difference between life and death for building occupants. However, these remain a significant area of neglect, often mismanaged throughout their service life, blocked open, or damaged and badly maintained. Consequently, Fire Door Safety Week was created.

For Fire Door Safety Week, has partnered with Aegis Fire Barrier Consultants:

  • To raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance.
  • To encourage building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.
  • To link together the initiatives of many organizations with common interests in the fire door and passive fire protection industries.
  • To engage and educate people, helping the whole building industry and every property owner to understand the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of fire doors.

As a resource, the presentation below presents an overview of compartmentation and the importance of fire doors. This presentation will walk you through the code requirements and applicable standards, fire door types, components and operation, and proper inspection procedures.