Why is Fire Door Safety Week so important?

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Last year the now annual Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) campaign run by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) reached some 19 million people, through the support of a wide range of organisations and companies helping to spread the word that fire doors save lives and protect property. 

This year the campaign aims to reach even further in the weeks coming up to and including this year's Fire Door Safety Week, 24 - 30 September 2018.

The campaign relies on companies and individuals spreading the word through social media (using the hashtag #FireDoorSafetyWeek), the hosting of events, posting surveys and helping to publicise how important a properly specified and fitted fire door is critical in helping keep people safe in the event of fire.

We'll be joining the campaign on social media - join us there, and in the meantime here are five must-read/view/download resources on the subject.

Why is Fire Door Safety Week so important?

The BWF have released this film that explains just why the issue is so crucial:

Keep up to date with news and events

Upcoming webinars and seminars organised by fire safety organisations are being posted on the FDSW news and events page

Five fire safety door resources

15 myths surrounding fire doors: in text and downloadable PDF format from the Fire Safety Week website.

101 facts about fire doors: What are the most common fire door failures? How many fire-related deaths have there been in recent years in England? This document includes statistics and facts taken from a wide range of sources.

10 Top tips for fire doors in blocks of flats (infographic)A downloadable resource that gives the basic facts about fire doors and who to report issues to.

Video on specification and installation of fire doors: Features a real life fire door test, 5 step check and a 3d animation.

5 step fire door check: a simple check that anyone can do to check the effectiveness of a fire door.

How to share

Pledge your support to the campaign and become a supporter.

Download the Fire Door Safety Toolkit which includes the resources above and much more.

Share resources and talk about your own fire door related articles, events and surveys on Twitter and Facebook. (Using hashtag #FireDoorSafetyWeek and copy in @FDSafetyWeek). 

Follow and retweet posts from @FDSafetyWeek.


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