Why Door Edge Protection Could Save Lives
All public buildings are subjected to stringent safety checks on a regular basis. From hospitals to offices to schools, or indeed any place of work, nowhere is exempt from a very particular set of safety guidelines. The main focus of the safety checks correspond to fire safety and the checks and tests exist to ensure that building owners have done everything reasonably possible to ensure the safety of their employees and other building users in the event of a fire. This includes installing fire detection equipment, fire fighting equipment such as fire extinguishers and fire hoses and equipment to delay the spread of fire, such as fire doors.
Simply installing this equipment is not enough; keeping it all serviceable is a requirement as well. Luckily the fact that fire detection and fighting equipment is rarely touched or used means it generally requires only basic checks on a regular basis. Unfortunately, however, the same cannot be said for fire doors, which are used very frequently.
Heavy use of fire doors can result in them becoming damaged. Such damage is often considered to be a mere aesthetic problem because chips and scratches can be unsightly. However, it is vital to bear in mind that chips and scratches around door edges can severely reduce the functionality of a fire door. As a result, investing in door edge protectors for fire doors is to be encouraged. Door edge protectors, which are available in a range of designs as well as bespoke options, stop the chips and scratches attacking a door’s edges, allowing it to continue performing its fire delaying function much longer than it would with no door edge protectors.
The door edge protectors aren’t hugely expensive to begin with, but they save a great deal of money in the longer term. Those people who are particular about keeping their décor pristine will be glad of the help in preventing chips and scratches and will be pleased by the range of very subtle options as well as door edge protectors which can be designed to complement existing colour codes.