Safety first for new CPD seminar!

GEZE UK has launched a new RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) approved CPD seminar focusing on the importance of fire safety on manual doors.

‘Specifying, Installing and Maintaining Ironmongery for Fire Doors’ defines what fire doors are, identifies their various components, how they work, why smoke is so dangerous and the standards and regulations which surround them.

The seminar, is intended for Chartered members of RIBA, but is also suitable for facilities managers, property managers and architectural ironmongers.

The subject is part of the core curriculum for RIBA and is included within two of its ten subject areas – being safe: health and safety and Designing and building it: design, construction, technology and engineering.

The training contributes towards 35 hours of annual study that must be undertaken by Chartered RIBA members and is open to RIBA members throughout the UK.

Each of GEZE’s CPD seminars is delivered at an architect’s practice in less than an hour, including time for questions and answers. It has been designed to easily fit into an architect’s day and can be delivered as breakfast, lunch or tea-time session.

Other presentations offered by GEZE UK, include EN 16005 - Safeguarding Pedestrians from Accidents at Power Operated Doorsets; Glass Door Assemblies - Selection and Specification; Designing Effective Natural Heat and Smoke Ventilation and Removing Barriers to Access.

Andy Howland, sales director of GEZE UK commented: "This is a crucial area for development because fire doors can save lives. More people die from smoke inhalation than fire itself, especially when smoke can travel freely through a building.

“Understanding the effectiveness of fire doors, where they can be placed and how they should be maintained, could ultimately save people’s lives.”

CPD Presentations can be arranged for between 7am and 10am, at lunch time or between 4pm and 7pm, although the company is happy to provide training at any other time of day. To find out more or to book a CPD seminar, email or visit   

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