Friday 29 September 2023

Promat UK supports Fire Door Safety Week with its own extra checks


The BWF “5 Step Fire Door Check” that is published to educate building owners and managers about the regular checks needed to ensure fire doors stay compliant and protect lives.

Fire resistant door and glazing systems manufacturer Promat UK is backing this year’s Fire Door Safety Week (FDSW) (25-29 September 2023) to help ensure the important message about staying safe in buildings of all types is kept firmly in the spotlight.

In addition to promoting the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) initiative through its social media channels and communications with customers and suppliers, the Promat team is using the FDSW toolkit to carry out additional fire door safety checks across its site at Heywood in Lancashire.

This has provided an opportunity for members of the team to get involved, including those whose day to day work involves designing, manufacturing and supplying the products used in many of Promat’s fire rated door sets, to learn more about the five aspects of an installed fire door that need to be checked regularly to ensure it is fit for purpose and safe.

The FDSW initiative recommends checking that each fire door has the necessary certification in place and ensuring that any apertures such as air grilles have not be altered.

One of the fire doors at the Promat UK site in Heywood undergoing an additional inspection as part of the 2023 Fire Door Safety Week.

It also highlights checking the consistency of the gaps and seals around the door frame, making sure closers work correctly, and assessing that the door closes fully around the whole frame.

Cath McLean, Sales Manager for Glass at Promat UK said:

“We’re 100% behind Fire Door Safety Week because it is so important to remind people that we shouldn’t take fire doors for granted – they are here to save lives.

“All the fire doors on our Heywood site are checked annually by independent inspectors, but we thought it would be a great idea as part of FDSW to give anyone in our team the opportunity to learn more about why we need to check the condition of all fire doors, and how they help us stay safe at work.”

Promat UK is a passive fire protection specialist which manufactures a wide variety of fire resistant materials used throughout the construction sector.

Its product range includes timber door sets which are manufactured to offer a fire rating of 30 to 60 minutes, and several different glass doors featuring a steel frame with the same fire rating.

To find out more about Promat UK’s fire doors, along with its extensive range of fire resistant glazing systems including the market-leading Promat SYSTEMGLAS®, visit

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