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Fire Door Safety Week 2020

Fire Door Safety Week 2020

It is fire door safety week 2020 and as a leading supplier of fire safety products such as roller shutters and doors we are naturally in full support and celebration this week here at Quay Facilities.

The fire safety week 2020 campaign is in full effect this week, from the 21-27th September. Started in 2013, this campaign is a response to the legacy of fire door neglect and as such, it is known as a ‘mass market’ awareness campaign to increase public understanding of the role that fire doors play in protecting life and property.

Now in its 8th year, Fire Door Safety Week remains committed to its original objectives:

  • To raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance;
  • 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;
  • 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 organisations with common interests in the fire door and passive fire protection industries

Resources for Fire Safety Week

For the 2020 week-long campaign, the Fire Door Safety Week group have conducted some research into the state of fire door maintenance, replacement and inspection programmes across local authority owned and managed housing in the UK. The insights from the research revealed that residents in the UK without fit for purpose fire doors continue to be put at risk, as 60% of local authorities delay fire door programmes and leave safety chance – this is just one of the interesting findings from this research, which was undertaken in July 2020 and analysed in August 2020.

You can visit the Fire Safety Week website for further details and insights for fire door safety in 2020.

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Quay Facilities Ltd are roller shutter specialists working 24/7 to meet your security requirements in Kent and South East London. We can supply, installmaintain and repair your roller shutters to ensure that your premises remain safe and secure at all times. Call us today on 0208 2266 247 to discuss your requirements.