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Fire Door Safety Week was launched in 2013 in response to a legacy of fire door neglect. It is a ‘mass market’ awareness campaign to increase public understanding of the role that fire doors play in protecting life and property.

The award-winning campaign aims to raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in protecting property, saving lives and drawing attention to a legacy of neglect that has undermined fire door performance.

Now in its ninth 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 industry.

Fire Door Safety Week Resources

The Fire Door Safety Week website offers tailored advice to those who are responsible for fire safety. This advice covers a range of sectors including housing, schools and hospitals.

There are also free resources in an online toolkit to help spread the word about fire door safety.

These include technical checklists to help with fire door inspections, videos and posters that can be used in any private, public or multiple occupancy building to educate people on basic fire door rules.

Get involved with Fire Door Safety Week

There are many other ways to get involved, including promoting the message of Fire Door Safety

Week on websites and social media, running an event or attending an event. For the latest event updates, visit the website.

Follow @FDSafetyWeek on Twitter for campaign news and updates, or look out for tweets using the hashtag #FireDoorSafetyWeek. Last years campaign was a huge success.

We’re proud to report that the Fire Door Safety Week campaign reached a new high last year, gaining support from more than 350 individuals, organisations and businesses, and reaching more than 35 million people through press coverage and social media activity.

Examples of fire door neglect

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Coming up:

Monday 20th - The importance of the correct specification of ironmongery
Tuesday 21st - Fire door certification documents: the top 10 basics
Wednesday 22nd - Why fire door safety is so important at stairways
Thursday 23rd - Are you competent to install a fire door?
Friday 24th - Fire doors: care and maintenance

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