Fire Safety

Fire Doors: 10 Checks That Could Save Lives

The Grenfell Tower disaster has been a tragic wake-up call. We have seen how destructive fires can be and how much devastation they can cause in a short amount of time. It’s high time we recognise the importance of fire doors and the crucial role they play in restricting the spread of fire and smoke.…

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Dual Certification Becomes A Secured By Design Requirement In Wake Of Grenfell Fire

Non-fire resisting doors in high rise tower blocks should be replaced immediately with doorsets that are certified for fire performance by a third-party certification authority, according to the Government. The move, which comes in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in West London, requires replacement doorsets to be certified by an independent UK…

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When Fire Safety And Access Control Meet

With the new innovative Briton 571 EL solution, Allegion has created the first Briton electromechanical exit device that can be truly integrated with access control. In high footfall buildings such as schools, offices and hospitals, it is often the case that employee and staff entrances will also be one of the fire exits for the building.…

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Allegion Gets Behind Fire Door Safety Week

Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, will be showing its support for Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) with a host of awareness activities. FDSW takes place 26th Sept 2016 to 2nd Oct 2016, with the aim of raising awareness of the critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. It is further…

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INVESTIGATION INTO THE USE OF ASBESTOS IN SAFES

Due to increasing public awareness of the hazards of asbestos, safe suppliers frequently receive calls concerning the possibility of asbestos being present in their safes, particularly those described as ‘fire resistant’. The replies they receive are often misleading or simply false. They are told no asbestos was used or wrongly advised that they featured ‘white’…

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