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Terence Short is Fire Safety Advisor for the City of London Corporation. His role is to maintain safety for the Corporation’s clients at all times and reduce the risk of fire. Terence found that the current fire precautions at the Mansion House, while effective in keeping the fire doors closed, weren’t practical for accessibility.
Terence said, “We needed the fire doors closed so they would compartmentalise in case of a fire. However, there are a lot of staff at Mansion House, with catering staff often setting up the dining and banquet rooms. We installed spring closers, but we found that they weren’t practical. The staff were propping the doors open as they were heavy and inconvenient.”
A solution was required to make accessibility easier for staff, but not affect the Mansion’s elegant decor. “The property is protected by laws and regulations and the doors are much higher than standard-sized doors. We were stuck for a solution for this, so we asked Fireco.”
Mansion House holds 600 events a year, so the need for access and safety is vital. Terence found Dorgard to be the solution he was looking for.
Terence commented on the significant reduction of risk to the premises: “We can control the building a lot more effectively. There is easy access for staff as they can carry out their duties without the need to prop open doors, and the property is fully compliant as Dorgard reduces the risk of fire spreading through the building. It’s a win-win situation.”