Fire safety is hot topic at Bristol zoo

Arnold Laver and leading authorities join to deliver fire safety seminar.

Industry experts including BWF, Dorma UK, Lorient and Vetrotech united at Bristol Zoo Gardens on Thursday 14th April to present a comprehensive review of fire door safety legislation. The educational event aimed at all business professionals involved in the specification, installation, inspection and use of fire doors.

Prominent authority British Woodworking Federation (BWF) – Certifire Scheme guided delegates through an informative conference detailing the latest developments in fire door regulation and installation. Seminars from Avon Fire Brigade, Lorient, Dorma, Vicaima and Vetrotech covered specific areas such as the critical role of door sealing systems, door hardware compliance and fire glass specification.

Spearheading the campaign for raising fire safety awareness, head of joinery at Arnold Laver and BWF Chairperson, David Oldfield said: “The scale of the problem is huge and appears to affect every sector and every type of building we use, work and live in. The state of the nation’s fire doors is a borderline national crisis.

The fire door industry and its close partners across construction and fire safety services need to continue to work together to make sure critical messages about fire door safety reach our customers, but also echo in the corridors of power – change needs driving from the top.

The message is simple: ensure the right product is specified and installed correctly, and that means using a third-party certified product. Anything less is frankly an unnecessary and unacceptable risk.”

Arnold Laver fire door safety days aim to educate industry professionals on the latest developments in fire door safety regulations and certified products, taking place nationwide throughout the year seminars are free to attend and are CPD accredited.

“Provided detailed information I wasn’t aware of previously” Tony Locke, senior surveyor at United Communities.

“Very informative demonstrations and showcasing the correct products for our line of work.” Tarquin Shannon, logistics supervisor at Hazelwood Carpentry.

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