With pressure building for contractors to bring projects in under budget, saving costs by specifying sub-standard, low-quality fire doors has become a gamble that more contractors have started taking during the recession.
However, the BWF-CERTIFIRE campaign has identified key areas where contractors and their clients may be most vulnerable if a specification is ignored. These include lack of adequate insurance protection, non compliance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, non-compliance with Building Regulations, in particular Regulation 38, and of course insufficient protection for life or property.
John Fletcher, manager of the BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme says:
"By sticking to the fire door specification on a construction project, contractors' risks are reduced and the loss of lives is minimised. Investing in third-party certificated fire doors and components is investing in saving lives, and safety must be paramount."
The BWF-CERTIFIRE scheme, operated and managed by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), was established by a group of prime fire door manufacturers aiming to improve the standard of fire doors across the supply chain. The scheme’s members now supply more than 75% of the fire doors installed in the UK.
***** Don't Miss the Latest News - Receive these Posts by Email *****
Low Cost and Free Publicity - Your company can easily benefit from some publicity like this in return for a contribution towards our layout costs (typically £25 plusVAT), payable via PayPal or credit card or receive the service absolutely free of charge if you advertise (see below).
We post articles up to twice a day and never delete them - we only archive them each year so that they continue to remain visible to search engines.
To have your story published - just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will review the material, make any necessary changes to the wording / wordcount and then advise you when it will be published.
If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed and online publications, you will qualify for regular free postings on this blog while you continue to advertise with us.
For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.
Door Industry Journal is a trading style of Avalon Innovations LLP Company Registration No. 06807833