Fire Door Safety Week highlights lack of general awareness in role of fire doors
IronmongeryDirect‘s survey of 2,000 adults found that 54% of people in Bedfordshire have seen a fire door being illegally wedged open.
This compares to the UK-wide statistic of almost one in two people (49%).
Also, 20% of respondents in East Anglia were unaware that fire doors must shut at all times. The national average is one in four people (25%).
“The results of this survey highlight the need for the public to be made more aware of the important role that fire doors play in keeping them safe.”
“If you are unsure about the condition or inappropriate use of a fire door, please alert the person responsible for fire safety in your building immediately.”
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“Although our survey was carried out just a month after the Grenfell Tower fire in June, it is disturbing that a significant proportion of the general public seem to lack basic fire door knowledge.
We urge the public to contact the person in charge of fire safety in their building if they are unsure about the condition or use of the fire doors.”