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Tuesday, 22 October

Mansell Video Provides Formula 1 For Fire Doors

Hannah Mansell

A series of short video interviews with fire door safety expert Hannah Mansell provide a basic formula for specifying fire doors in Fire Door Safety Week (23-29 September 2019).

The videos give advice on each stage of the process to anyone buying or specifying fire doors, including architects, contractors and clients.

Brief interviews cover topics such as the role of fire doors in building and life safety, the crucial difference between ‘doors’ and ‘doorsets’, the manufacturing standards that customers should expect and the importance of the fire door testing and certification regime.

Mansell also gives tips on installation and maintenance of fire doors, as well as her personal views on innovation, the residents’ voice and the future of fire safety in the UK.

 

 

Mansell

Mansell is Group Technical Director at Masonite UK, one of the world’s leading door manufacturers serving both the residential and architectural markets. She is also chair of the Passive Fire Protection Forum and a trustee of the Children’s Burns Trust.

She said: “Fire safety is never far from the headlines at the moment. The role of fire doors in protecting life and property keeps coming up as a major issue. Fire doors are a critical safety device, engineered as a system to protect building users and the emergency services too.

“However, the current official guidance on fire doors is still not as clear as it could be. So I think it is incredibly important for specifiers, contractors and everyone involved in building safety to build a close working relationship with their fire door manufacturer and to make the most of the technical expertise we can offer.”

 

Masonite

Masonite currently serves approximately 9,000 customers in 64 countries, and is represented in the UK through the Premdor Crosby, Solidor, Door Stop International and National Hickman brands.

Fire doors are available in 30-minute (Fireshield FD30) and 60-minute (Firemaster FD60) options. Premdor’s fire rated doors and doorsets are compliant with all relevant British Standards and have been tested in accordance with BS 476: Part 22.

A new fire door safety video will be published on Premdor’s YouTube channel and other social media accounts on each day of Fire Door Safety Week. 

 

 

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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