Geofire has given its support to Fire Door Safety Week (26 Sept – 2 Oct 2016) by highlighting the importance of fire doors and encouraging property managers to consider wire-free fire door products.
Now in its third year, Fire Door Safety Week aims to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors and encourage building owners to check the operation and condition of their fire doors. Innovators of fire technology, Geofire, have been running a competition throughout the week for fire safety product installers and specifiers. For your chance to win a Kindle Fire, go to www.geofire.co.uk/fire-door-safety-week/ during Fire Door Safety Week to submit your answers before 3 October.
There are around three million fire doors bought every year in the UK, often without a thought given to fire door holding and closing devices. If a fire door is kept open for ease of access or ventilation and does not close in the event of a fire, the building and its inhabitants will not be protected and the fire door deemed useless.
Geofire designs and manufactures a range of fire door holding and closing devices that can be discreetly fitted to the top of fire doors. Based in County Durham, the company has been manufacturing fire products for over 40 years. With a range of solutions available depending on the installation, Geofire offers hard-wired, radio controlled and more recently acoustic solutions, all recognised by the UK fire brigade.
“From new builds to listed buildings, we have products to suit every installation. A fire door should be reviewed like every other health and safety risk assessment.”
Andy Collinson, CEO of Geofire urges those responsible to act quickly: “Wedging open a fire door can kill in the event of a fire. If ease of movement around a building or increased ventilation is necessary, then there are legally compliant solutions readily available.
“From new builds to listed buildings, we have products to suit every installation. A fire door should be reviewed like every other health and safety risk assessment.
“We manufacture a large range of electromagnetic holders and ‘swing free’ closers suitable for all building types and our hard-wired, radio controlled Salamander and acoustic Agrippa products have been fitted in buildings across the UK and Europe.
“We fully support the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) in its efforts to increase awareness about fire door safety, and encourage building managers to check fire doors regularly and ‘kick’ the wedge!”
Geofire’s products are suitable for care homes, hospitals, schools, hotels and so on, and are fully compliant with current EN requirements.