Fire door expert on hand

Hurst Plastics is getting behind this year’s Fire Door Safety Week and encouraging the industry to spread the message about the vital role of correctly specified and installed fire doors in saving lives and protecting property.

In the run-up to this year’s Fire Door Safety Week, which takes place between September 25 and October 1, Hurst Plastics is inviting customers, specifiers and building owners to contact its resident fire door expert Howard Wilson to field any questions they may have surrounding fire doors.

Mark Atkinson, Hurst Plastics’ sales director, says: “There are around three million fire doors sold every year and sadly we know that many of them are not specified or installed correctly. Fire doors are instrumental to safeguarding lives and, in our commitment to best practice, we want to help inform people about the importance of specifying, installing, using and maintaining them properly. We’re urging anyone responsible for fire doors to get in touch with our composite manager Howard and ask any technical questions they may have.”

Composite fire doors are subject to more complex legal requirements than standard pedestrian doors and specifiers are responsible for ensuring that their specification is correct.

Howard Wilson, composite manager, said: “Our technical knowledge is at the heart of what we provide. Reducing the impact of fires starts with compliant products and an understanding of the legal requirements.

“The specifier has a legal responsibility to get their specification right and we are able to guide them through every stage of their composite door requirements. Our aim is to steer customers through the red tape, including current European legislation and building regulations, to give them complete confidence in their specification.”