Fire Door Safety in the Finishes and Interiors Sector

Run as part of Fire Door Safety Week, FIS and GAI have collaborated to create this event, an essential guide to fire doors for the finishes and interiors sector

Event Details

Date: 21 September 2021
Location: Online
Time: 12:00 – 13:30

As part of Fire Door Safety Week the Guild of Architechtural Ironmongery (GAI) has teamed up with FIS to highlight the key priorities for delivering fire door safety in specialist interior and fit-out contracts. This virtual event will look at the key pillars of quality defined in the FIS Product Process People Quality Framework to support safe specification and installations. We will also look at ways to ensure that information is managed through to inspection to ensure these essential fire safety products continue to provide protection throughout their service life.


The event will draw on four expert presentations focussed on critical elements of safety:

12:00 – An introduction to Fire Door Safety, the importance of certification and how to maintain it through installation
Hannah Mansell, Technical Director, Masonite
12:20 – Selecting ironmongery, common concerns and how to avoid them
Douglas Masterson, Technical Manager, GAI
12:35 – Mind the Gap, the role of intumescents in Fire Door Safety
Tim Foster, Sales & Marketing Manager, Mann McGowan
12:50 – The Golden Thread, essential information and how to manage it
Jim White, Associate Technical Director, Forza Doors
13:05 – Our speakers will be joined on a panel by a Fire Door Inspector to support your questions in our
Fire Door Safety Clinic.
13:35 – Close

Fire Doors are essential to building safety, but remain a common area of concern with a lack of knowledge and awareness often undermining safe specification, installation and maintenance, ultimately putting lives at risk.

Fire Door Safety Week

Fire Door Safety week 2021 will run from 20th – 26th September.  Run by the British Woodworking Sector, the week is focussed on raising awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in saving lives and protecting property. Focussed activity through the week will be dedicated to highlighting key industry issues and providing a wealth of fire door information and guidance.  A free of charge Fire Door Safety Week Toolkit is available from the Fire Door Safety Week website, linked here.