More than 40 images shared of fire door disasters in 2013
|Fire door in an undisclosed care home|
Like this one, more than 40 photos of dodgy fire doors were submitted to the Theodore Firedoor Facebook page last year. As well as the ‘winning’ monstrosity, two badly damaged fire doors in a hotel and a hospital also stood out in the Top 3 most shocking pictures to be received in 2013.
The hotel fire door (below) had sustained repeated damage to the door leaf and was missing any intumescent seal. In the event of a fire, intumescent seals expand and seal the allowed gap between the door and frame. This fire door would provide little or no protection to a hotel full of guests.
|Hotel fire door|
The Theodore Firedoor campaign was launched by the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) last April to publicise the widespread problems of ill-fitting, damaged and poorly maintained fire doors.
|Hospital fire door|
Neil Ashdown, manager of FDIS, said:
“Of course the consequences of such poor fire door maintenance are much greater than just getting a photo posted onto Facebook. Theodore Firedoor has made visible an epidemic of dodgy fire doors in all sorts of buildings and across all parts of the UK, and where such safety breaches occur, prosecutions are sure to follow.”
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