Seminar to shut the door on specifying ‘the wrong fire-safety solution’

There are fears surrounding the safety for people with limited mobility in the event of a fire. Image: Getty Images

A company is offering care home owners, managers and facilities managers guidance on specifying the correct hardware for fire-safety in care facilities where elderly and disabled people are at risk.

HOPPE UK’s CPD seminar focuses on ironmongery on fire and escape doors delivered in-house by one of its technical experts to help staff understand the critical role of fire doors and the importance of correctly specified door hardware.

The RIBA approved seminar covers: the role of fire and escape doors; the appropriate hardware to use; maintenance and inspection of ironmongery on fire and escape doors and the consequences of ignoring risk.

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Fire doors are a life-saving feature in any building, but in a care home they give residents and members of staff vital protection in the event of a fire. Fire doors are designed to hold back flames and smoke allowing evacuation and access routes to remain clear for fire and rescue services.

In order to withstand fire, a fire door should be third party certificated through a scheme such as BWF-Certifire and must be fitted with correctly specified ironmongery including specific hinges, handles, locks and signage.

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