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Fire Door Safety Week 31 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

It's an open and shut case - fire doors can save lives

It is dangerous to ‘prop’ or ‘wedge’ open fire doors. Fire doors are fitted with self-closing devices so that if a fire breaks out, they close and will perform as intended. If a fire door is wedged open, it will not slow or stop the spread of fire.

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Fire doors are important because they keep fire or smoke in the room or ‘compartment’ in which it started. They stop it from spreading to other areas of the building.

Fire doors prevent the spread of fire for a specified time. They are constructed from materials that will withstand fire for either 30 minutes or 60 minutes, depending on the fire door rating.

Why is a Fire Door Important?

  • A fire door ensures that should a fire break out the door, which is fitted with a door closer, will shut automatically.

  •  When the fire door shuts the fire and smoke can be contained in a “compartment.” This keeps the fire and smoke trapped for a certain amount of time, the most commonly installed fire door is designed to resist fire for a minimum of 30 minutes.

  •  Provides a protected escape route

  • Allows time for people to get out and make the fire easier to tackle by the fire service.

  • Potentially limit the amount of oxygen available and slow the growth of a fire.

  • Fire doors save lives and prevent further damage to the building and its contents.

  • Fire doors keep escape routes, such as corridors, clear from fire, giving occupants of the building longer to escape and better access for the fire service.

  • They protect the rest of the building, its contents, and other buildings nearby from further damage. deaths caused by fire

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