by Tom Lennon, Andy Russell, Ian Stewart and Mark Cummings (05-Jun-2017)
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This Good Building Guide is designed to illustrate the importance of correctly installing fire doorsets and shutters to ensure the safety of building occupants and the protection of property in the event of a fire. Some key issues for the guidance of specifiers, manufacturers, contractors and approval authorities are identified, together with useful references to more comprehensive guidance documents. The importance of adequate testing, product quality, installation and maintenance is highlighted, along with the critical role of third-party certification schemes.
Terms and definitions
Test, assessment and classification requirements
Independent third-party certification or approval of fire protection products, systems and related services
Liaison between all parties
Maintenance and upgrading
Checklist decision tree