Earlier this year the Metropolitan Police informed the government that a composite fire door installed at Grenfell Tower designed to resist fire for up to 30 minutes failed after approximately 15 minutes when tested by the police. The Housing Secretary has reviewed this and has now updated Parliament on the fire door investigation and confirms experts advise the risk to public safety remains low:
With the Grenfell Inquiry opening this week, Tudor will be closely monitoring the progress and will publish updates as issued to keep our clients informed.
Fire safety will always be of paramount importance to Tudor door, which is why our fire door assemblies are third-party accredited.
THE FOLLOWING SAFETY ADVICE HAS BEEN ISSUED TO RESIDENTS?
The National Fire Chiefs Council has advised that the risk to public safety is low.
In the event of a fire, people should follow existing fire procedures for the building.
Residents should also test their smoke alarms regularly to ensure they work and ensure that their flat front door is fitted with a working self-closing device.
All doors provide essential protection in a fire if they are properly closed.
Fire safety advice for residents is available at www.nationalfirechiefs.org.uk/High–Rise-Safety-for-Residents.
The BWF-Certifire Fire Door and Doorsets Scheme
The BWF-Certifire Fire Door and Doorset Scheme, established by the fire door manufacturing industry,
aims to promote the importance of using the third party certificated fire doors and components as a critical part of any passive fire plan.
Regular testing and assessment of fire doors and components are necessary to ensure that products will perform in the event of a fire.
Scheme members operate strict audited manufacturing control and supply systems and regularly fire test their products to ensure that they will perform if a fire breaks out. The audit ensures that processes are robust and effective training is in place to minimise risk.
The Scheme offers clear and simple methods of tracing a fire door and its components throughout the entire fire door chain.