Assa Abloy is taking fire door safety seriously
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Assa Abloy is taking fire door safety seriously

Assa Abloy, a security specialist and the world’s largest lock maker, has just released a whitepaper on fire door safety. The paper is a direct response to Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety in the UK. That report was prompted by the tragic occurrence of the Grenfell Tower incident in 2017 – when an inferno sent it up in flames, killing and injuring multiple occupants. As the provider of the majority of the UK’s fire doors, Assa Abloy is in a perfect position to have a voice in this conversation.

Assa Abloy’s share price has edged up over the past 30 days

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According to the company’s press release, the whitepaper “summarises practical recommendations derived from the key points made within the Independent Review and advises ways in which the industry can work together towards best practise.” The company has highlighted a number of key areas that it feels require specific attention, and also plans to host an annual fire door safety event alongside the West Midlands Fire Service later this month.

Tina Hughan, Assa Abloy’s marketing director, said: “Our latest whitepaper has been issued to reflect on the findings of the Hackitt Review and make recommendations based on ASSA ABLOY’s many years’ of experience within the fire door industry. We believe we need to work collectively to create a cohesive industry that puts fire safety at the forefront of building design, construction and maintenance, and this paper suggests ways in which manufacturers, architects, specifiers, contractors, facility managers and end users can come together to ensure that thorough due diligence is carried out at each and every stage of a project where fire doors are involved.”

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Dominion holds Assa Abloy in its Global Trends Managed Fund.


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