Fire Door Safety Week 2023

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Fire Door Safety Week 25th- 29th  September 2023

The time of year has come around for National Fire Door Safety Week. This year’s week will run from 25th- 29th September. 

Now in its tenth year, The British Woodworking Federation’s Fire Door Safety Week campaign continues with its aim to increase public understanding of the vital role that fire doors play in saving lives and protecting property.

It’s a perfect opportunity to learn more about the crucial role of fire doors in safeguarding lives and property. Here’s an overview of the events taking place throughout the week, you can register for these events and find out more about Fire Door Safety Week here.


Monday, September 25th, 2023 – 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Event 1: Reviewing BS 8214:2016 – Timber Based Fire Door Assemblies

Join Kevin Underwood, BWF Technical Director, for a discussion about the review of BS 8214, the Code of Practice for Timber-Based Fire Door Assemblies. This code is undergoing a significant revision, covering steel, aluminium, and composite fire doors. The presentation will address clarifications needed during installation, guidance for smoke control, and potential updates due to post-Brexit legislation and regulations. You’ll gain insights into the objectives of this important review.


Tuesday, September 26th, 2023 – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Event 2: Fire Doors in Residential Buildings: Regulation and Compliance

Ashley Mather, Senior Fire Engineer from the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), will shed light on the significance of fire doors in residential buildings. With recent legislation like the Fire Safety Act and Fire Safety (England) Regulations, there’s renewed emphasis on effective fire doors. This webinar will provide an overview of current regulations and compliance from a fire service perspective.


Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 – 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Event 3: The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Fire Door Inspections

Andrew Sayer, Lead Assessor from the Fire Door Inspection Service (FDIS), will deliver an informative webinar focusing on essential aspects of fire door inspections. Learn what to consider when hiring a fire door inspector, what information to provide, what to expect from an inspection report, relevant regulations, and how to use inspection report data, including risk assessments.


Fire Door Safety Across All Sectors

Fire door safety isn’t limited to high-rise or high-risk buildings. It’s relevant in almost every sector and building type, from care homes and hospitals to schools and specialist housing. Fire doors are essential components of fire safety in any structure, and neglecting their maintenance or proper use can have devastating consequences.

To support fire safety efforts in all applications, the advice section of Fire Door Safety Week covers a wide range of scenarios and building types. Whether you’re a homeowner, tenant, property manager, or business owner, there’s valuable information to help you understand and implement fire door safety measures effectively.


Call to Action

Fire Door Safety Week is a vital event that reminds us of our shared responsibility in fire safety. Fire doors are not just doors; they are our first line of defence in a fire emergency. Understanding their significance, debunking myths, and knowing how to report issues can make a world of difference in saving lives and property.

As we approach Fire Door Safety Week 2023, take the opportunity to educate yourself, your family, and your colleagues about fire door safety. By doing so, you’ll be contributing to a safer environment for everyone. Remember, fire safety is everyone’s responsibility, and together, we can close the door on fire-related tragedies.

For more information of Fire Door Safety Week, visit this year’s website for further news and advice.