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The 2019 Fire Door Safety Week campaign focuses upon the critical role fire doors play in protecting us when we are asleep; when we are at our most vulnerable. A particular focus this year is on specialised housing and HMOs (House in Multiple Occupation).

To keep up to date with this year’s campaign, including research findings, launch of resources and event announcements, why not bookmark this page. We will be announcing all campaign updates via this News & Events section.

To find out more about the campaign over the years, browse through the news archive below or visit the About section.

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Fire Door Safety Week - Infographic detailing campaign engagement and reach
NEWS - 12th Nov 2018

Record supporters for Fire Door Safety Week

We're proud to report that the Fire Door Safety Week campaign reached a new high this year, gaining ... Share
NEWS - 28th Sept 2018

Will my fire doors work?

The peace of mind from third-party certification   At the start of Fire Door Safety Week, i... Share
NEWS - 26 Sept 2018

How can you guarantee that a fire door is fit for purpose?

The importance of third-party certification With Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) well underway, The ... Share
NEWS - Sept 25 2018

Five films to mark Fire Door Safety Week 2018

To coincide with Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW), The British Woodworking Federation has commissioned f... Share
NEWS - 25 Sept 2018

In memory of the victims and in solidarity with the survivors of Grenfell

The unspeakable tragedy of Grenfell Tower is remembered and mourned in a moving film from The Britis... Share
NEWS - 24 Sept 2018

The 5 Step fire door check that could mean the difference between life and death

The British Woodworking Federation has released a film explaining a simple 5 Step fire door check th... Share
NEWS - 24 Sept 2018

Disturbing Fire Door Safety Week film demonstrates how smoke usually kills long ...

As Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) gets underway, The British Woodworking Federation has released anoth... Share
NEWS - 24 Sept 2018

BWF and BRE collaborate to raise standards in fire safety

Fire doors are the first line of defence against devastating fires and when properly built, installe... Share
NEWS - 24 Sept 2018

Three quarters of tenants would risk their lives by not following ‘stay put’...

Awareness week urges landlords and tenants to get prepared by familiarising themselves with the fire... Share
NEWS - 21 Sept 2018

Powerful film released ahead of Fire Door Safety Week

To coincide with Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW), The British Woodworking Federation has commissioned f... Share
NEWS - 31 July 2018

Fire Door Safety Week 2018: 1st Edition Media Pack available for download

The latest Fire Door Safety Week media pack is now available for download.  Everything you need to ... Share
NEWS - 11 July 2018

Fire door safety campaigners stepping up the first line of defence

Fire door safety campaigners are, through Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW), working to ensure public and... Share
EVENT - 18 September 2018

BRE Fire Research Conference 2018

BRE Fire Research Conference 2018 BRE, Watford, 9:30-17:00, Tuesday 18 September 2018 £150.00 per... Share
EVENT - 27 September 2018

BWF Fire Door Alliance Seminar- Are you Fire Door Sure?

A Central London seminar hosted by the British Woodworking Federation and industry specialists durin... Share
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EVENT- 26 September 2018

Arnold Laver Fire Door Safety Day

At a North London location, this CPD Accredited Arnold Laver Fire Door Safety Days, co-hosted with T... Share
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EVENT - 27 September 2018

Fire Doors: the road to compliance (webinar)

This webinar, brought to you by the Fire Protection Association looks at the role of the fire door, ... Share
EVENT- 27 September 2018

Assa Abbloy Fire Door Safety Event

This free to attend CPD accredited Fire Door Safety Day will be hosted by Assa Abloy and West Midlan... Share
EVENT - Bespoke CPD

Requirements for Door Hardware on Fire Doors

This seminar looks at the legal requirements when choosing door hardware for fire doors and will hel... Share
EVENT - 28 September 2018

Screwfix Live: A focus on Fire Doors

Screwfix Live: A focus on Fire Doors Farnborough International Exhibition Centre - 28th September ... Share
NEWS - 11 April 2018

Fire Door Safety Week wins Campaign of the Year at the SHE Awards

Fire Door Safety Week 2017 saw of stiff competition from the automotive, aerospace and construction ... Share
EVENT - 4 September 2018

Fire – your exposure to risk

Fire - your exposure to risk Building Centre, Store Street, London Tuesday 4 September 2018 A lo... Share
NEWS - 27 September 2017

UK’s first fire door installation qualification pilots at NPTC Group of Colleg...

NPTC Group of Colleges is piloting a new fire door installation qualification. Aimed at improving fi... Share
NEWS - 27 September 2017

Do the 5 Step Check – new interactive fire door checker gives power to the peo...

A new quick and easy-to-use fire door checker has been launched in Fire Door Safety Week to help bo... Share
NEWS - 27 September 2017

Fire doors in flats and HMOs – 10 top tips to arm landlords and tenants with t...

Two new factsheets for tenants in privately rented flats, apartments, bedsits, hostels and Houses of... Share
NEWS - 26 September 2017

Travis Perkins confirms its commitment to Approved Fire Door Centre expertise

A major initiative within the builders’ merchant sector is set to boost fire safety knowledge and ... Share
NEWS - 26 September 2017

7 Deadly Sins – Common faults lead to fire door failure in less than five ...

A fire door test which replicates the seven most common defects spotted in social housing flats and ... Share
NEWS - 25 September 2017

Social landlords staying silent on fire safety

Three months on from Grenfell, new research reveals that tenants still feel left in the dark when it... Share
NEWS - 22 September 2017

Video: specification and installation

Video: specification and installation BWF-Certifire fire door and doorset scheme has produced a new... Share
NEWS - 17 July 2017

Fire door safety campaigners demand public register of Responsible Persons

In the shadow of the Grenfell Tower devastation, Fire Door Safety Week campaigners are renewing thei... Share
NEWS - 27 June 2017

Grenfell Tower fire – Statement from the BWF

David Oldfield, Chairman, BWF Fire Door Scheme: "The stories we hear about Grenfell Tower are con... Share
NEWS - 14 June 2017

Grenfell Tower fire – Act now, warns campaign

Fire safety in tower blocks is an “endemic problem” say campaigners Less than a year since fi... Share
NEWS - 23 March 2017

After the fire

A legal tidal wave of pain is heading Southwark Council’s way. And it could easily hit other Londo... Share
NEWS - 7 June 2017

Council housing residents receive fire door safety award

A local fire door safety campaign to inspire hope and raise awareness of fire safety in Southend-on-... Share
NEWS - 31 October 2016

2016 fire door safety campaign has biggest impact to date

High profile backing from the Fire Minister and other VIPs Supporters up 35% on previous year ... Share
NEWS - 1 October 2016

Is the Responsible Person playing with fire? Stop them lurking in the shadows, s...

Exactly 10 years since new fire safety laws came into force in England and Wales, requiring a respon... Share
NEWS - 30 September 2016

The anatomy of a fire door

10 years since the new fire safety laws came into force in England and Wales, many building owners, ... Share

Supporters’ Infographics

Throughout the week our fantastic supporters have been helping us spread the Fire Door Safety Week m... Share

Life-threatening fire door faults uncovered by FDIS inspectors

            A new infographic produced by the Fire D... Share
NEWS - 28 September 2016

Listen again – Fire Door Safety Week on the airwaves

Missed Fire Door Safety Week on the TV and radio this week? Don't worry, you can tune in here and l... Share
BLOG - 27 September 2016

Fire Safety for Landlords

The Home Office reported that in 2014/15 there were over 200 fire related fatalities and 7,500 casua... Share
NEWS - 26 September 2016

Nation’s poorest are at greatest risk from fire, warns fire door safety campai...

10 years since new fire safety laws came into force, Fire Door Safety Week shines spotlight on fire ... Share
NEWS - 4 September 2016

Door wedge sculpture warns of dangerous complacency in fire safety

Over four hot and breezy days in the late summer of 1666, London burned. It was not the only major f... Share
NEWS - 16 September 2016

Fire door safety campaign gets strong political backing in 2016

A national award-winning campaign to improve fire door safety has received strong endorsements from ... Share
NEWS - 26 August 2016

Thunderclap is go!

This year's Thunderclap aims to sign up at least 100 supporters. It's such an easy way to help sprea... Share
NEWS - 22 July 2016

Fire Door Safety Week commemorates Great Fire of London

Fire Door Safety Week is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet, with cross industry support and ... Share
NEWS - 23 June 2016

Close the fire door to danger, urges new campaign

The first part of this year’s Fire Door Safety Week has begun with the launch of the new Click It,... Share

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