Fire safety doors 'encouraged'

08 May 2012

A push for more buildings to have a higher standard of emergency fire doors has been encouraged by The British Woodworking Federation (BWF).

The significant safety benefits of fire doors are being stressed to those who own buildings, the architects who plan them and the contractors who build them.

Over the past 15 years the BWF-Certifire Fire Door and Doorset Scheme has tried to provide a better standard of fire safety door to all suppliers in the business.

Peter Johnson, chairman of the BWF-Certifire Scheme, said: "Everyone involved in the manufacture, specification, sale, installation and maintenance of fire doors and doorsets needs to understand their roles and responsibilities when it comes to fire safety."

Over the past two years the scheme has labelled five million fire doors but representatives still believe that more people need to be made aware of how important they can be for fire escape plans.

The scheme now has over 200 suppliers that have joined up in support of it, and around three-quarters of all fire doors sold in the UK are now approved by the company.

Copyright Press Association 2012

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