Group calls to raise the standard of fire safety in schools

Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, is stressing the need for greater awareness of fire safety in buildings designed for education, with a large percentage of fire doors in schools found to be non-compliant while undergoing inspections.

Here at the ASAP Group we totally agree, as our master Locksmiths and Fire prevention engineers are finding doors that are not up to code in schools more often than not.

Fire doors are a huge part of fire safety features in any building, and regular product specifications and/or dedicated fire door inspections are essential to fully ensure health and safety measures are met.

Following any site inspection, The ASAP Group offers detailed reports containing advice and recommendations on any necessary improvements. This knowledge identifies any potential issues that could impact safety and can be lifesaving should there be an incident.

Brian Sofley, Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY Door Group, explains: “Whilst statutory inspections are being completed for the entire building, the necessary attention to fire door compliance is being overlooked. “Our team of BRE qualified engineers have found a large percentage of fire doors to be non-compliant when completing a dedicated fire door inspection in schools over the past 3-4 years. For example, in one school, 163 of the 164 fire doors we inspected were not fired compliant.”

The ASAP Group is committed to raising the standard of fire door safety in schools, providing a fully comprehensive inspection that can be carried out every three, four, six or 12 months to suit any site specific requirements.

Get in touch today to find out more information.

T: 0330 912 5170

W: www.theasapgroup.co.uk

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