Pro Installer December 2021 - Issue 105 - Page 21

News fire door , from exit hardware to handles , hinges and locks and latches must be fire-rated and thus , tested to verify their performance .
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News fire door , from exit hardware to handles , hinges and locks and latches must be fire-rated and thus , tested to verify their performance .

“ Outside of third-party testing , it ’ s also imperative for fire door hardware to be routinely tested internally . Over time , fire doors and their fitted hardware can be subject to wear and tear and so , all elements of the set must be checked to ensure performance remains optimal . To make sure fire doors are functioning in accordance with regulations , responsible parties must often check the functionality and effectiveness of key elements of the

To safeguard the integrity of the fire door , it ’ s crucial that hardware isn ’ t replaced with an inferior product

door set : including opening and closing devices , the intumescent seals and door strips for example .
“ Furthermore , when retro fitting a product , there should always be evidence that the retro fit has been installed in the existing manufacture footprint . To safeguard the integrity of the fire door , it ’ s crucial that hardware isn ’ t replaced with an inferior product . Decision makers often find themselves under pressure to keep costs minimal , yet will find the cost for tested , verified products is higher than the cheaper , untested alternatives . But as is always the case with fire safety , cost saving should never detriment the safety of the building and the lives of those within . There ’ s always value in choosing the tried , tested and trusted methods .”
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