ASSA ABLOY UK’s White Paper responds to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

ASSA ABLOY UK has issued a White Paper in response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety produced in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower incident of 2017. The document summarises practical recommendations derived from the key points made within the Independent Review and advises ways in which the industry can work together towards Best Practice.

Compartmentation has been highlighted as a key reason for the failures at Grenfell Tower. Fire doors intended to stop and slow down the spread of fire were not performing as designed due to failures in hardware specification and lack of fire door inspections.

The White Paper also highlights the importance of not only ensuring that third party certification for fire door products is in place and specifications are fit for purpose, but also the needs for ensuring that they’re installed correctly and maintained.

*To download the White Paper and for more information on the ‘Fire Door Safety: Raise the Bar’ event visit www.assaabloy.co.uk/FDSW2018

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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