×

ESSEX CONSTRUCTION NEWS

Friday October 21 2016

Alarming number of buildings breaking fire safety laws, finds IronmongeryDirect




Alarming number of buildings breaking fire safety laws, finds IronmongeryDirect

New research has revealed that commercial buildings are more likely to be breaking fire door safety regulations and putting people at risk.

The survey of 860 trade professionals revealed that over the past few years 93% of tradespeople have spotted a fire door being propped open illegally with a door stop when they have been working on a commercial or public building.

Commercial buildings containing small or medium sized businesses are the worst offenders with 72% likely to prop doors open illegally, followed by commercial buildings housing large businesses (64%) and public buildings (42%). Tradespeople are also more likely to witness this offence in older, traditional buildings (56%) than in new builds (15%).

The study, which was carried out by IronmongeryDirect, a leading supplier of ironmongery products, also found that 74% of tradespeople have come across a fire door that was blocked or obstructed and 58% have spotted accessibility issues with fire doors in commercial or public buildings.

When respondents were asked to reveal the most common faults they found when checking or maintaining fire doors, 73% said the biggest problem was that many did not have intumescent seals, which are vital for the fire door’s performance.

Other common breaches are doors not closing properly (63%), incorrect signage (49%), general wear and tear (47%) and loose or faulty latches (30%).

In light of these findings, IronmongeryDirect has created a fire door safety checklist to make it easy for people to spot a dodgy fire door and check that it is in full working order. The handy checklist covers all of the essential components that are required to make a fire door fully operational and can easily be taken on the job by tradespeople who have been tasked with installing or maintaining a fire door.

Wayne Lysaght-Mason, managing director at IronmongeryDirect, said: “Fire safety is clearly still a significant problem concerning commercial and public buildings in the UK so having robust safety procedures in place is extremely important to ensure that building occupants and users are safe.

“Fire doors play a crucial part in the fire protection of every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building but as our research shows, more needs to be done to ensure they are installed and maintained properly to comply with fire regulations and provide the utmost protection.

“Our fire door safety checklist can make it easier to spot unsafe fire doors and we hope this encourages more people to check their condition and get them back in good working order.”

To download the fire door safety checklist and for advice on choosing the right fire door hardware please visit http://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/landing/fire-door-checklist

 



""








DISCLAIMER: The statements, opinions, views and advice expressed in this article are those of the author/organisation and not of ENTIRELY. This article should represent information correct at the time of publication however whilst every care has been taken to present up-to-date and accurate information, we cannot guarantee that inaccuracies will not occur. ENTIRELY will not be held responsible for any claim, loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of any information within this article or any information accessed through this site. The content of any organisations websites which you link to from ENTIRELY are entirely out of the control of ENTIRELY, and you proceed at your own risk. These links are provided purely for your convenience and do not imply any endorsement of or association with any products, services, content, information or materials offered by or accessible to you at the organisations site.







Entirely East of England Jobs


Electrical & Instrumentation Construction Lead

Norwich


This is a great opportunity to become an integral part of our Projects team where you will oversee all electrical and instrumentation aspects within the Projects Department for onshore and offshore construction / implementation works.




Business Development Manager/Director - Construction

Hemel Hempstead


Business Development Manager/Director - Construction The Company: An exciting time for our client as they continue to grow.




Senior Construction Consultant - Full Time - Luton Property Office

Luton


Do you relish a deadline-driven construction role where the results of your inspired efforts stand for everyone to see, as they come to life, brick by brick? Our National Property Department is strengthening its construction team to meet our ambitious expansion plans and are now looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Project Manager to join the Property team.




Junior Buyer

Stevenage


Junior Buyer A well respected main contractor in the Hertfordshire area has a great opportunity for a Junior Buyer to join their experienced team as a Junior Construction Buyer They predominantly undertake student accommodation schemes but have also carved a name for themselves across the healthcare, residential, mixed use, commercial and sports and leisure sectors Staff turnover is extremely low meaning.




Resourcer - Construction Recruitment Market

Billericay


Seeking a RESOURCER for the Trades & Labour Recruitment Consultant Looking for a busy office with excellent financial rewards on basic, commission and staff incentives? Do you have a passion for filling roles? Are you fed up with hitting your targets and not getting the financial reward? Are you looking for a career and not just another job? READ ON.




Driver - construction

Harlow


Driver, Construction, Site Working - ***Immediate start*** Our client is currently looking for a Driver / Labourer - Construction Materials Testing.




Commercial Account Handler - Construction

Cheshunt


Commercial Account Handler Salary: £28k-£35k We are recruiting on behalf of a highly regarded regional Insurance Broker with an established market reputation.




Trainee Buyer

Stevenage


Trainee Buyer A well respected main contractor in the Hertfordshire area has a great opportunity for a Trainee Buyer to join their experienced team as a Trainee Construction Buyer They predominantly undertake student accommodation schemes but have also carved a name for themselves across the healthcare, residential, mixed use, commercial and sports and leisure sectors Staff turnover is extremely low mean.




Sales Director Industrial/ Construction

Cambridge


Sales Director (Industrial/ Construction) £75000 - £80,000 + 25% annual bonus + Company Car or £6k Car Allowance + Pension + Benefits Cambridge, East Region (Including Colchester, Bedford, Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Norwich) Are you a Sales Director from an Industrial/ Building/ Construction background looking to work with the largest and most prestigious clients in the constru.




Sales Director Industrial/ Construction

Cambridge


Sales Director (Industrial/ Construction) £75000 - £80,000 + 25% annual bonus + Company Car or £6k Car Allowance + Pension + Benefits Maidstone, South East (Including London, Guildford, Southampton, Reading, Basingstoke, Brighton, Portsmouth) Are you a Sales Director from an Industrial/ Building/ Construction background looking to work with the largest and most prestigious clients in the co.




RECOMMENDED FOR YOU ON ENTIRELY CONSTRUCTION






















































Discover the latest Industry News & Opinions on Entirely