fire door safety 14It has been announced Fire Door Safety Week will return in September after last year's campaign succeeded in reaching more than 6.5m people and receiving support from then Fire Minister, Brandon Lewis.

This year's campaign, created by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), will take place from 15-21 Sept, and aims to "engage the breadth of the industry and raise awareness of the critical role fire doors play in passive fire protection in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building".

John Fletcher, BWF-CERTIFIRE scheme manager, said: "Fire Door Safety Week 2013 really got the industry fired up about the need for properly installed and maintained fire doors. But while prosecutions continue, we are determined to do even more to raise awareness.”

"The need for Fire Door Safety Week is clear and this year it promises to be even bigger and better with backing from a wide range of organisations including the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS), Lorient, Fire Kills, Fire Mark Education, TRADA, Exova Warringtonfire, IFC, fire and rescue services, fire door and door-set manufacturers and major players in the ironmongery sector."

Further reading: The Role of Passive Fire Protection

Despite the success of last year's campaign prosecutions under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order continue to be given to building owners and property managers in the UK who neglect their responsibility to ensure fire doors are installed and properly maintained. Already in 2014 a fine of £70,000 and a 15 month jail sentence have been handed out in two fire door related judgements.

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