New fact card and CPD video asks: How healthy are YOUR fire doors?
Published by Liz Male for British Woodworking Federation in Housing and also in Health, Local Government
The BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door and Doorset Scheme has published a new fact card on the need for third-party accredited doors and components, together with a free CPD-approved video presentation on how to check fire doors.
Entitled ‘How healthy are YOUR fire doors?’ the new card delivers straightforward information about fire door certification for housing professionals, and is part of a suite of new and updated publications covering a range of topics about fire doors, their components, certification and regulations for specifiers, contractors, facilities managers and building owners. The new fact card can be downloaded from: http://www.bwfcertifire.org.uk/publications/fact-cards
A step-by-step guide for checking fire doors has also been turned into a CPD-approved video on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/BWFFireDoors
This presentation is essential viewing for RSLs and anyone involved in the specification, installation or maintenance of fire doors.
John Fletcher, manager of the BWF-CERTIFIRE scheme said:
“We know our fact cards are very popular among companies to help enhance their website and to use on exhibition stands. They are also frequently used for internal training purposes, and I hope the video will be used in the same way. We’re now working on an additional card clarifying Regulation 38 of the Building Regulations, which requires contractors to include details of fire safety as part of a new building’s handover documents.”
The leading authority on fire door safety, the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door and Doorset Scheme is marking its 15th year in 2012, and the successful third party certification and labelling of more than 26 million fire doors.
The scheme was established by a group of prime fire door manufacturers aiming to improve the standard of fire doors across the supply chain. The scheme’s members now supply more than 75% of the fire doors installed in the UK. All participating members of the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door and Doorset Scheme are rigorously assessed and audited, providing specifiers with added security and confidence in the products being selected.
For further information visit: www.bwfcertifire.org.uk