Tuesday 4 June 2013

BWF-CERTIFIRE video highlights need for correct fire door installation

BWF-CERTIFIRE has created a video of a fire door installation to help specifiers and installers. 

The video is a step by step guide demonstrating how the fire door and components should be fitted to ensure maximum effectiveness in the event of a fire.

John Fletcher, Scheme Manager of BWF-CERTIFIRE, explains the process of installing a fire door, highlighting the key elements that contribute to a successful installation.

John Fletcher said:
“A fire door is not just an ordinary door; this is an engineered safety product. It’s designed to save people’s lives so not only is it essential to use correct components but also to ensure the fire door is fitted correctly.”

The video shows a complete installation from fitting the door frame through to fitting the intumescent material and hanging the door correctly, completing with fitting the closer. 

Close attention is paid to the instructions, the smoke seals, intumescent material, hinges, locks, latches and finally the closer.

During the installation, John Fletcher discusses the importance of third-party certificated doors and the benefits of having a BWF-CERTIFIRE label. The label clearly identifies the fire rating of the door, the name of the manufacturer and the traceability code. The need for CERTIFIRE approved ironmongery is also taken into account and advice is given on what should be CE marked.

The video concludes with a checklist for installers to follow, detailing the preparation needed, precautions to consider and the necessary course of action to take to install a fire door. This checklist also acts as a guide for specifiers and the main considerations when specifying fire doors.

The video can be viewed above or found here: http://www.bwfcertifire.org.uk/knowledge-centre/installation

Further information on fire doors can be found on the BWF-CERTIFIRE website: http://www.bwfcertifire.org.uk/

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