Yale has pledged its support for Fire Door Safety week, an initiative designed to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors and aims to minimise casualties caused by fire.
The campaign, which runs week commencing 25th September, will draw attention to specific issues within the fire door industry, such as poor installation and maintenance, and will encourage building owners and specifiers to be more proactive when checking the operation and condition of their current fire doors.
Brett Evans, Technical Director for Door Hardware at Yale Door and Window Solutions, commented: “Fire Door Safety week is an important initiative for the industry and we are proud to pledge our support to a campaign that is engaging and educating people about importance of fire safety and correct specification.
“At Yale, we have a wide range of door hardware specifically designed to help building owners and contractors ensure they meet or exceed the required fire safety standards. For example, fire safety guidance states that you should not need to be searching for a key to exit a property during a fire, recommending thumbturn cylinders be installed for safer access. The high security, Yale Platinum 3 Star cylinder is available with a thumbturn variant enhancing safety for users while also providing a trusted level of security that is synonymous with Yale.”
The Yale portfolio also includes the Yale AutoSecure – a multi-point locking system that can assist with gaining fire safety accreditation. The lock can be instrumental in achieving FD60 and contributes to satisfying fire safety requirements.
The Lockmaster panic door system from Yale offers the advantage of high performance security and compression, together with accredited emergency egress capability. To complete the doorset, the Yale Firemaster letterplate has been FD30 tested and is Certifire approved CF219.
To find out more about Yale’s full range of fire safety products, please visit www.yaledws.co.uk or alternatively call 01902 366800. For product information and updates, follow us on Twitter @YaleDWS.