Fire Door Safety Week - Abloy Academy
Abloy UK is committed to ensuring those responsible for specifying, installing and maintaining escape and fire doors keep up to date on the relevant standards. Fitting the correct system saves lives.
We will explain the majority of the standards applicable to door sets from hinges to door selectors to help you understand the needs of a door. This includes its location within the building and the use that the door is subject, recognise "Fire Doors" particularly now that the Constructions Product Regulation dictate the use of Fire Tested Hardware.
Fire Door Standards
Our Fire doors are available in the following standards FD30(S) - FD240(S) in accordance with BS 476 Part 22: 1987 and E30 - E240 in accordance with EN 1634-1: 2008 meaning our strongest fire door can withstand up to 4 hours of fire. Most standard configurations are Certifire compliant, and therefore regularly audited and approved by a third party to ensure conformity.
Abloy are the market leaders in the manufacture and supply of high-quality electric locks, and the combination of safety and security makes our electric locks ideal for Abloy Fire doors. Our range of electric locks meet the dimensions and standard regulations used in European markets.
Emergency and Panic Escape Standards
In the UK there are three main standards that you and your business needs to comply with, BS EN179 Emergency Escape, BS EN 1125 Panic Escape and BS EN 13637 Electrically Controlled Exit Systems for use on escape routes.
Abloy provide full compliant packagaes that ensures safety security and the best protection in the event of a fire.
Abloy electric locks comply with all relevant standards and they work with access control systems. In the event of a fire access is only granted to those authorised into a building or part of the building, meaning the building will remain secure in the event of a fire.
In the event of a fire an alarm will sound and people will evacuate the building. Abloy locks that secure the door to keep the building protected also allow ESCAPE, meaning occupants can use the escape routes and all assets in the office will remain secure.