A number of iconic films are based on the prison escapes of some of the most notorious criminals in the world. Who would have thought these jail dodgers would be shaping our big screens?
With such a variety of door closers available on the market, one could wonder why anyone might choose to install floor springs rather than standard door closers; after all, they do require slightly more expertise when it comes to installation!
Choosing the right door closer depends on so many factors that it can become overwhelming for a property owner or manager. Fitting the wrong type of door and hardware could end up being a costly mistake if in-depth research is not done first.
Unfortunately, the chief cause of most house fires is either accidental or simple carelessness; a curtain gently wafting near a burning candle, a cigarette which has not quite been stubbed out properly or a chip pan left unattended.
When is a fire door not a fire door? When it’s ajar!The very existence of fire doors is for the protection of the occupants of a building. In the event of a fire, a closed and sealed door will prevent fire and smoke from spreading into corridors and stairs for a period of time (usually up to 30 minutes).
In a nutshell, fire doors save lives! These specialist doors are rigorously tested and purpose-built to withstand fire and to inhibit smoke for as long as possible and they really do make the difference between life and death.
Fire doors provide an essential barrier against the spread of both fire and smoke and are, therefore, an essential safety feature in any building where people work or visit and in buildings where there is shared occupancy in multiple living units, i.e. Apartment buildings. They are a particularly important feature on escape routes!
If you are a landlord, with either a long or short term rental property, you may find one of your biggest bugbears is keys, particularly if your building has several entrances or you have more than one property to deal with.
In the event of a fire at your work place, it is absolutely critical that your staff are well trained enough to function efficiently in such a crisis; it really doesn’t matter how recent your Fire Risk Assessment is or how well written your emergency plan if no one has taken any notice of your instructions or even practiced an actual fire-drill.
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