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

by Brian Sims

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

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