Pledge of support

Yale continued its commitment to improving fire safety in residential buildings with its support of Fire Door Safety Week, an annual initiative designed to raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors.

The campaign, which ran from September 24 to September 30, drew attention to specific issues within the fire door industry, such as poor installation and maintenance, and aimed to encourage building owners and specifiers to be more proactive when checking the operation and condition of current fire doors.

Current legislation for fire safety in high-risk residential buildings is under scrutiny following the Dame Judith Hackitt review.

Brett Evans, technical director for door hardware at Yale Door and Window Solutions, said: “Fire safety should be regarded with critical importance. The recent Hackitt review has definitely been a step in the right direction, but we hope this year’s Fire Door Safety Week initiative can further the good work done and propel issues surrounding fire door safety into the mainstream, as well as educating property owners on the importance of fire safety.”

The Yale portfolio 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. Additionally, Yale’s Platinum 3-Star cylinder is available in a thumbturn variant, to save homeowners searching for keys in the event of a fire.