Fire Door Safety Week 2021: free webinar on fire door safety in the finishes and interiors sector

Fire Doors are essential to building safety, but remain a common area of concern with a lack of knowledge and awareness often undermining safe specification, installation and maintenance, ultimately putting lives at risk.

As part of the Fire Door Safety Week initiative, the GAI has teamed up with FIS to highlight the key priorities for delivering fire door safety in specialist interior and fit-out contracts.

This virtual event will look at the key pillars of quality defined in the FIS Product Process People Quality Framework to support safe specification and installations. It will also look at ways to ensure that information is managed through to inspection to ensure these essential fire safety products continue to provide protection throughout their service life.

The Fire Door Safety in the Finishes and Interiors Sector webinar

Tuesday 21 September, 12pm - 1:30pm

The event will draw on four expert presentations focussed on critical elements of safety:

  •  12:00 – An introduction to Fire Door Safety, the importance of certification and how to maintain it through installation – Hannah Mansell, technical director, Masonite
  •  12:20 – Selecting ironmongery, common concerns and how to avoid them – Douglas Masterson, technical director, GAI
  •  12:35 – Mind the Gap: the role of intumescents in fire door safety – Tim Foster, sales and marketing manager, Mann McGowen
  •  12:50 – The Golden Thread: essential information and how to manage it – Alan Brown, director, Fire DNA and Forza Doors
  •  13:05 – Fire Door Safety Clinic Our speakers will be joined on a panel by a Fire Door Inspector to support your questions in our.
  •  13:35 – Close

 

What is Fire Door Safety Week?

Fire Door Safety Week was launched in 2013 to increase public understanding of the vital role that fire doors play in protecting life and property. The campaign is managed by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and is supported by a number of partners, including the Home Office’s National Fire Safety campaign, the National Fire Chief’s Council and London Fire Brigade.

Fire Door Safety Week 2021 will run from 20 – 26 September.