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Three-in-five care home workers “concerned” about “serious risk of fire”

Care homes, where some of the most vulnerable people in our society reside, are believed to be at an alarming risk of a fire, with three-in-five care home workers admitting to “serious concerns” according to new research released to coincide with Fire Door Safety Week...
Posted On 24 Sep 2019
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Safety campaigners stress life-saving role of fire doors in 2019 awareness week

Fire door safety campaigners are stressing the life-saving role that fire doors play as part of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (23-29 September), which is being run by the British Woodworking Federation. Now in its seventh year, the awareness week will once again highlight the...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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BWF expresses fire door concerns in letter to councils across England and Wales

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) has been forced to highlight to local council leads that the delay in replacing faulty fire doors is, frankly, too slow. This is especially relevant after the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) confirmed that...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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100% of timber fire doors pass rigorous MHCLG fire-resistance test procedures

All timber fire doors which underwent fire-resistance testing by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) were found to have met the required standards, exceeding the minimum 30-minute burn time requirement, with one door resisting flames for as long as...
Posted On 19 Jul 2019
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Timber fire doors demonstrate “outstanding performance” in ongoing MHCLG investigation

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) is standing firm in its view that the only way in which to address the “legacy of fire door neglect” is through rigorous product testing and third party certification. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Fire Door Safety Week attains record number of supporters for 2018 campaign

The award-winning Fire Door Safety Week campaign reached a new high in 2018, gaining support from more than 350 individuals, organisations and businesses while also reaching out to millions through press coverage and social media activity. The week of sustained activity is run...
Posted On 07 Nov 2018
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British Woodworking Federation and Building Research Establishment collaborate to raise standards in fire safety

The British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) have joined forces in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of fire doors and to help advance standards in their design, manufacture and installation. Fire doors are the first line of...
Posted On 25 Sep 2018
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ASSA ABLOY UK to hold fire safety event in tandem with West Midlands Fire Service

As part of the nationwide Fire Door Safety Week campaign for 2017 (which runs from 25 September-1 October), a special event has been organised at West Midlands Fire Service headquarters in Birmingham on Thursday 28 September, offering fire safety advice to architects, building...
Posted On 06 Sep 2017