Vulcan Fire Training are supporting next week’s Fire Door Safety Week (14th to 20th September), which is aiming to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues, such as poor installation and maintenance.
“Ten years on from a new law being introduced, fire door failure is still a consistent feature of prosecutions. Just this year alone we know of hundreds of thousands of pounds of fines and prison sentences for people who have failed to meet their fire safety responsibilities,” added Mansell, who claims that her organisation routinely finds faults in fire doors in private rented accommodation.
It is the legal responsibility of property owners or lettings agents to undertake risk assessments to identify actions which need to be taken in order to protect the building from fire. It must be kept under constant review and amended if any changes are made to the premises.
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Importance of Fire Door Safety
It is important for Members of staff, Managers and Landlords to have the correct training on fire door safety in order to reduce the risk of a fire. Fire is often the biggest safety risk any businesses ever has.Without fire safety training your insurances may not be valid and your staff are left vulnerable.
Fire doors are part of a building’s PASSIVE fire protection system, an essential requirement for ALL public buildings, offices and factories, which are separated from other rooms, or compartmented, in order to:
Examples of fire risks:
The simple purpose of a fire door in everyday use is just as any other door. However, since a breakout of fire is never predictable, the fire door, unlike any other door, must then perform its prime purpose - to protect lives and offer protection to the remainder of the building and to other buildings.
As a provider of fire safety training courses our aim is to make sure delegates have the information they need to carry out effective fire risk assessments and identify any potential fire risks, which can be rectified to provide an incident occurring. Commercial buildings, non-domestic and multi-occupancy premises in England and Wales must undertake a 'suitable and sufficient' fire risk assessment carried out under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
Ensure that your building meets its legal requirements with relevant fire training from Vulcan including fire extinguisher and awareness, fire warden and fire risk assessment.
To ensure you know how to carry out fire risk assessments book one of our training courses here.
To find out more about Fire Safety Week click here.