Most businesses understand that fire safety is a big priority, irrespective of the size or design of the property in which they operate. The installation of high quality fire doors can stop a fire spreading too quickly and, in the process, save lives.
Where these are positioned as well as the quality of door are equally important, as is how they are installed. Fire doors should always be of the best, certified quality and installed by an accredited company.
Recent research has shown that as much as 61% of fire doors inspected have faulty fire and smoke seals. Of 230 doors inspected by one team of researchers, 20% were fitted with the wrong door hinges and one in six had damage to the door leaf. This can often mean that employees are operating on premises where the fire doors are not fit for purpose.
BM Trada Q-Mark Certified Fire Doors
At Hightown, we’re always focused on providing the best for our customers. That’s why we opt only for BM Trada Q-Mark Certified products. If you’ve not heard of it before, this is one of the most rigorous third party certification schemes in the world and ensures your fire doors are manufactured to the right technical standards and meet current regulatory requirements.
Anyone who manufactures fire doors has a legal requirement to prove that their products are fit for purpose. The BM Trada Q-Mark goes beyond the basic fulfilment of these requirements to deliver additional reassurance to buyers and installers. The aim of the certification is to improve the quality of fire door manufacture and ensure compliance with all door installation specifications.
At Hightown we realise that this is essentially a two-step process. You first have to choose the right fire door for your needs, one that protects the surrounding environment, and which are placed in the appropriate locations. You also need to ensure that the doors are installed properly in the first place as well as regularly checked to ensure there are no problems over time.
Are Your Fire Doors Fit for Purpose?
Any business owner, employer, landlord or person who has control over a property is responsible for fire safety under current law. That means you need to ensure that measures such as fire doors are fit to do the job at hand. If you are currently reviewing your fire safety, you may want to take a good look at your fire doors and see whether they meet all your requirements and the current legislation. Are their signs of wear and tear which mean they are less effective? Do they meet the current technical requirements in line with the certification scheme?
Hightown install BM Trada Q-Mark Certified products using accredited teams. One of the things we are acutely aware of is that the installation process is just as important as choosing the right doors.
There’s never a bad time to review your fire safety. Whether you are designing a new build, refurbishing an old building or simply want to improve on your current doors, make sure that you choose an accredited installer of certified fire doors.
If you want to ensure that your fire doors are fit for purpose, contact us today to find out more.