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After the tragedy at Grenfell Tower, fire safety is an issue on everyone’s minds. Questions are being asked about inadequate safety measures. How do we stop this from happening again?
It’s important to address the use and maintenance of fire doors. Fire doors can become damaged with regular use. Our checklist tells you what to look out for to make sure your doors are safe and compliant.
Read our handy guide to hotel fire safety. It covers fire risk assessments, evacuation, training, quick and easy tips and penalties for businesses that have got it wrong.
Good ventilation and fresh air in a building improves productivity and helps people think more clearly. It also improves the health and wellbeing of employees.
All businesses need an emergency plan to clearly explain the procedure to follow if a fire breaks out. Our seven-step guide explains what is required.
Fire safety education isn’t just about what to do when the fire alarm sounds. It’s also about the prevention of fire, and methods to minimise harm and damage if a fire does break out.
Fire doors save lives. They’re designed to stop the spread of fire and smoke for a specified amount of time.
Fire risk assessments are required in all businesses. This easy guide explains the role of the Responsible Person and how to complete a fire risk assessment.
There are many challenges to managing fire safety in a care home. Our Fireco guide offers advice to simplify safety and easily stay compliant with fire regulations.
The cost of a school fire can be huge. Lives are at risk. Fire damage is not only expensive to repair, it causes disruption and can even affect exam results, and staff and pupil morale.
Every workplace is different with its own unique fire safety needs. It’s important that all premises have an ongoing fire risk assessment document to identify any dangers and keep people safe. Read our SIMPLE tips here.
What do people do when the fire alarm sounds? Some of these comments of why people ignore fire alarms are shocking.
Closed fire doors save lives but they can get in the way. What solutions are there to improve access for everyone?
Lockdown is a security measure used in buildings to keep people safe from an immediate threat. Dorgard Pro can form part of an effective lockdown procedure.
Motorola invented the mobile phone in 1973. Since then, we have said goodbye to searching for change to use a telephone box, and dragging spirals of cords from beneath the living room door to get some privacy. Living in a digital age, things move fast.
Twenty-four years ago we invented Dorgard, the very first hold-open fire door device to close automatically on the sound of the alarm. We continue to innovate, listening to our customers and learning what they need and what works.
The alarm sounds. A fire has broken out and your residents are asleep. Do you know what to do? Our handy guide will explain all.
Health and safety in the workplace is essential. Decrease the risks with the correct preventative measures — and common sense! Here’s what happens when it goes wrong.
Fire and smoke are a deadly duo. However, smoke has more tricks up its sleeve. Most fire deaths are not caused by burns from flames, but by inhaling smoke. Smoke leads to disorientation and clouds your vision.
Dorgard SmartSound™ is the latest addition to the Fireco product range. Keep your fire doors open legally, safe in the knowledge that Dorgard SmartSound will automatically enable them to close if a fire alarm sounds.
Evacuating a care home has its own unique challenges. Elderly residents could be bedbound, suffering from dementia, hard of hearing, or unable to move without assistance. Added to this is the distress that a loud fire alarm can cause to vulnerable residents.
Fire Door Safety Week is a time when the fire industry works to raise awareness of the critical role fire doors play in keeping people safe.
In 1994 our chairman Neil Purssey invented the first wireless hold-open device for fire doors. Dorgard reacted to the sound of a fire alarm to automatically close the door. It did that then and it does that now.