Fire Door Safety Week was introduced in 2013 by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), the BWF Fire Door Alliance (an evolution of the BWF CERTIFIRE Scheme) and the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS).
In businesses across the United Kingdom, from shopping centres and hotels to care homes and student accommodation, there is a legal duty to comply with The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
In thousands of shops, schools, care homes, apartments, factories and offices across the UK, fire doors are in daily operation.
Fire doors are one of the most significant fire safety features you’ll see in a building, acting as a physical barrier between fire and smoke, and those in the area.
Our extinguisher technicians work alongside care home staff to ensure portable fire extinguishers are fully-functioning and would perform as required in the event of an emergency, all the while working in a considerate manner towards vulnerable adults within the home.
One of the greatest risks to health associated with fire is the damage caused by smoke. Managing a care home facility carries the duty of ensuring standards relating to fire are met and procedures understood.
Fire safety training is a vital element of any fire safety plan, ensuring that care home employees are aware of fire risks in the building and know how to act in the event of an emergency.
Nursing homes, care facilities and hospices are key to the comfort and wellbeing of vulnerable people. Managing such a service carries the responsibility of ensuring legislation is followed and regulations are met.
Choosing the right care home for a loved one is a long term decision and safety is one of the main priorities.
We understand that your job is caring for all of your patients’ needs; this doesn’t always leave a lot of time to care for your own safety.