Powerful film released ahead of Fire Door Safety Week
To coincide with Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW), The British Woodworking Federation has commissioned five powerful films. The week aims to raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in protecting occupants, buildings and fire fighters in the event of a fire and draw attention to a legacy of neglect when it comes to fire door inspection and maintenance. While some headway has been made over the last six years since FDSW began, there is still so much more to do to ensure fire safety is kept at the forefront of people’s minds and standards within the industry are raised.
The first film “We’ve been here before” released today ahead of the awareness week, which starts on Monday 24 September, is presented by Hannah Mansell, spokesperson for FDSW, as well as British Woodworking Federation Head of Technical Research and Insight, Chair of the Passive Fire Protection Forum and a Trustee of the Children’s Burns Trust.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy claimed the lives of 72 people and created untold trauma in the lives of many thousands more. Such an atrocity can never be allowed to happen again. The Grenfell fire must finally be the catalyst for government, building owners, landlords and those involved in the fire and construction industries to come together and make buildings safe now.
And what of the legacy of the Grenfell fire? It can only be that those same stakeholders ensure that they are implementing robust frameworks to new and existing buildings now, to ensure that they remain safe for generations to come.
The Fire Door Safety Week message remains the same: fire doors save lives and property. Here is Hannah in an unflinchingly honest call for lasting change.
You can view the film below:
The remaining films will be released throughout the week – follow Fire Door Safety Week on twitter to find out more