Fire Door Sure?


A half-day seminar to launch the first comprehensive guide to fire door safety.

Every year lives are lost unnecessarily because fire doors have been wrongly specified, fitted or maintained.

Can you spot an unsafe or badly-installed fire door? Do you know what your legal responsibilities are as a designer, developer, supplier or installer if a fire door proves faulty?

There are about three million new fire doors bought and installed every year in the UK, the vast majority made from timber. Fire doors are frequently the first line of defence in a fire, but they remain a significant area of neglect, often the first thing to be downgraded on a specification and mismanaged throughout their service life, propped open, damaged and badly maintained.

Regulated by the Fire Safety Order 2005, the discovery of faulty fire doors can result in fines or imprisonment for those responsible, and loss of insurance cover.

BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme is launching the first comprehensive Best Practice Guide to selecting, installing, using and maintaining fire doors. The easy-to-follow, highly illustrated pocket guide will be launched at this event to mark Fire Door Safety Week 2015. Prepared in consultation with developers and builders it includes advice and helpful checklists which ensure you get it right at each stage – including complying with legal and regulatory responsibilities throughout the UK.

This event includes presentations from UK fire safety experts on the relevant regulations, and case studies. Delegates will receive a free copy of the BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Doors Best Practice Guide worth £9.99.

Time: 8.30am - 1.00pm ( Breakfast and registration will start from 8.30am and the seminar will begin at 9.00am) 

Cost: £50 per person

Started by the British Woodworking Federation, the BWF-CERTIFIRE Scheme and the UK’s Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS), and supported by the Government’s Fire Kills campaign, Fire Door Safety Week aims to increase awareness and education around this critical element of fire safety in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance, and encouraging building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.

Facilities managers, architects and designers, social housing and local authority estates managers, fire consultants and health and safety advisers, contractors and specialist sub-contractors, developers, building owners, health and education estates managers and many other professionals are being targeted by this year’s Fire Door Safety Week campaign.

Information on other events and a toolkit of free fire door safety videos, posters, technical checklists and other resources is also available at