With all the publicity surrounding fire doors, Bluesky Certification is offering a one-day training course about fire doors at Cambridge Fire Research on Tuesday 13 March 2018. “The aim of the day is to give delegates an insight into what is important when specifying, manufacturing or installing fire doors, including what can go wrong,” explains Simon Beer, Managing Director at Bluesky Certification.
The day will focus on a fire test demonstration, which will show what is involved in testing, as well as demonstrating the impact of typical issues that are commonly found on site. In addition to the live demonstration there will be sessions on regulations and how they relate to fire doors. Simon adds: “We will also consider how a fire door is made up and the role of its components. After we have covered manufacturing issues, we will then look at installation, handover documentation and maintenance.
“Since Grenfell Tower, and before that Lakanal House, fire doors are under increased scrutiny. Subtle changes to the specification of a doorset can have a substantial effect on its fire resistance, and it is important that those involved in fire doors understand how the various components work together. “We are aware that a large number of fire doorsets are currently being replaced following the Grenfell Tower fire, but if these new doorsets are not manufactured, installed and maintained correctly, their replacement will not improve safety. This informative day is designed to cover the relevant topics pertinent to the manufacture, installation and maintenance of fire doors.” Dr Eric Southern, Managing Director at Cambridge Fire Research, adds that the training day will make people more aware of how fire doors perform: “Cambridge Fire Research is hosting Bluesky’s fire door training day because we want to make people more aware of the ways in which fire doors work in a fire. The day will look at why doors fail, how to make sure fire doors provide the right protection and to educate people on the role of different types of intumescent. It’s all about improving people’s knowledge of how fire doors behave.”