ASSA ABLOY UK will be showcasing its fire door safety products at a high-profile House of Commons exhibition. Fire door safety has become an increasingly prominent issue, and the company is hoping the event will provide a valuable opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of fire door inspections.
Hosted by Ian Austin, the MP for Dudley North, the ‘Made in the Black Country’ event on Wednesday 1 November will allow local businesses to demonstrate their latest innovations, experience and expertise to MPs and other visitors.
There are currently no legal obligations to perform maintenance inspections once a fire door has been installed. ASSA ABLOY UK aims to encourage the Government to consider mandatory fire door inspections and maintenance.
Brian Sofley, managing director at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, explained: “Three million fire doors are installed every year in the UK, but incorrect specification, poor installation and a lack of maintenance is still common. Fire doors save lives. It’s absolutely critical that they’re operating correctly at all times. We will be raising awareness of this important issue at this special event, discussing the current challenges with MPs and considering how current issues can be overcome.”
To raise awareness about the importance of fire door safety, ASSA ABLOY has also established a new LinkedIn group – running under the banner ‘It’s Time To Talk About Fire Doors’ – in order to provide a forum for this issue, as well as helping to connect followers with experts in the field for salient advice and support.