New Fire Door Safety guides launched

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Leader in fire safety hardware and producer of ‘Briton’ door controls and exit hardware, Allegion UK, has introduced a new series of guides to promote best practices in fire door safety across commercial, education, and healthcare settings. The guides aim to enhance awareness and understanding of fire door safety.

The guides, which aim to increase awareness of fire door safety in commercial, education, and healthcare environments, are based on original research from building managers and door hardware specialists in those sectors. According to Allegion’s research, there is a fundamental misunderstanding of fire safety responsibility and the significance of fire door hardware across all three sectors.

The guides are available on request and are designed to offer crucial and easily accessible information on hardware specifications, installation, and maintenance. They aim to assist responsible individuals in enhancing the fire safety standards of their buildings.

Raising awareness

Pete Hancox, country manager at Allegion UK, commented: “Specification, installation and maintenance are vital components of fire door safety, and we believe it important to raise awareness and improve knowledge on these crucial subjects. The ‘Briton’ door hardware experts at Allegion UK have extensive experience in fire door safety within commercial, education and healthcare environments, and we understand that there is a clear disconnect between legislative fire safety standards and the reality on the ground in these building environments.

“Our research has revealed fire safety is often compromised in these settings. In healthcare, three in four are unsure whether their building’s fire door hardware is installed correctly and operates as it should. Similarly, in education, over 50% of our respondents were not aware of fire door maintenance procedures in their building. And in commercial buildings, almost 40% are not up to date with the latest in fire safety regulations.

“Presently, there’s a real emphasis to raise fire door safety awareness and it’s an opportune time to support a crucial message. We hope our newly launched guides act as an invaluable resource for those tasked with improving and maintaining fire safety standards in these core sectors.”

A free copy of the Briton ‘Fire Door Safety in Review’ guide can be downloaded at: To find out more about Allegion UK, visit:

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