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The History of Fire Door Safety Week

The leading organisations behind the annual Fire Door Safety Week campaign, which is now in its seventh year, is the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), the BWF Fire Door Alliance (an evolution of the BWF CERTIFIRE Scheme) and the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS).

The BWF has long advocated that standards in fire door and doorset manufacture, installation and ongoing maintenance must be raised. The BWF CERTIFIRE Scheme, which has evolved into the BWF Fire Door Alliance, was introduced by the BWF to promote best practice through third-party certification of timber fire doors and fire doorsets in the UK.

With an acute awareness that fire door performance doesn’t solely depend upon the quality of manufacture – they must be installed and maintained correctly – the BWF joined forced with FDIS and government’s Fire Kills Campaign in 2013, to introduce Fire Door Safety Week.

Fire Door Safety Week - Education and Awareness

Through Fire Door Safety Week, the UK timber industry, fire door manufacturing community groups, the construction industry and fire and rescue services come together to:

  • Promote safety;
  • Raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in protecting property and saving lives;
  • Stamp out bad practice – such as fire doors being propped open, damaged and badly maintained.
  • Many companies in the fire door and broader construction industry run their own events or marketing campaigns during the week, while key suppliers to the sector promote to their business customers.
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