Fire Door Safety Week – Practical Tips

Fire Door Safety Week shares practical tips and this years Fire Safety Door Week focuses on research into the state of fire door maintenance, inspection and replacement programmes across local authority owned and managed housing in the UK.  You can find out a lot more about this years Fire Door Safety week here.

If you’re  an organisations that is starting to return to work you should be reviewing your Fire Risk Assessment to ensure that your current policies, procedures and training in Fire Safety are current and reflect best practice with Covid-19 secure requirements. One area that is already failing is the need to comply with Article 17 of Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order that requires “a suitable maintenance programme to ensure equipment is in an efficient state” and this includes fire doors and fire escape doors.

Has Covid-19 affected Fire Door Safety?

Unfortunately Covid-19 has affected Fire Safety  and over half (52%) of UK local authorities responding to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request reported delays to planned fire door maintenance and replacement in the first half of 2020. The number rises to 60% when inspection delays are also factored in and over half (53%) of those experiencing delays cited COVID-19-related restrictions.

Comprehensive training is critical in your overall management of fire safety. Essential 6 deliver a wide range of Fire Training to ensure that your Fire Wardens or Fire Marshalls are fully prepared and we even include training to identify what should be checked on Fire Doors.  If you’re not sure what to check for then you can download the guide “5 things to check Fire Door Safety” here

Subject to your fire safety training needs our range of courses in Fire Safety include the use of fire extinguishers on our live and fully risk assessed fire training simulators. This provides learners with  real experiential learning on how to use fire extinguishers competently on a live fire during their fire training course. It is totally safe and the feedback that delegates provide us with is overwhelmingly positive, many learners state that they find the practical part of using a fire extinguisher extremely valuable during their fire warden course and this provides them with a greater depth of learning and appreciation in fire safety that directly benefits your organisation and even  fire safety in their home.

For outstanding training courses in Fire Awareness or Fire Warden Training or if your feel that you need a fire safety training courses designed and customised to your needs then make contact. We can test your team to the limits if you have the appetite as our ex Fire Service trainers can create realistic scenarios and really develop your fire safety wardens through our advanced experiential learning techniques. Want to know more or book a course in Fire Safety then simply call our team on 0845 272 3558 or [email protected].

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