For those of us that know our RRFSO’s from our BS7273-4’s, there's no question that fire doors save lives and that the weight associated with operating a fire door is a necessary evil, a symptom of those innocuous-looking closers that ensure doors can shut safely. But when we think about who uses those doors on a daily basis, are we expecting too much from industry outsiders?
Category: Heavy fire doors and wedging
For Fire Door Safety Week 2020 we spoke to Darren Young from 1st Aid Fire, who shared his knowledge on the importance of fire doors and how to maintain them.
Older people are often more vulnerable when it comes to accidents and emergencies which places huge importance on fire safety in care homes. Fire doors are essential for fire safety, but in the daily lives of care home residents, they can be problematic.
Fire doors help to prevent the spread of smoke and fire throughout a building, potentially saving lives. So, why do students wedge them open?
Fireco explores the dangers and legal penalties of wedged open fire doors and solutions that keep fire doors open safely and legally.
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.
Fire doors save lives. They’re designed to stop the spread of fire and smoke for a specified amount of time.
Closed fire doors save lives but they can get in the way. What solutions are there to improve access for everyone?
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.
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.
Every time a fire door is wedged open, a fairy dies. A closed fire door policy doesn't work as people wedge doors open. This means they are useless in a fire.
I used to be quite calm about door wedges before I worked at Fireco. Even on fire doors. In hotels, universities, factories – in any place you can think of, the door wedge rules. It’s cheap, it’s effective and it’s lethal.