Assa Abloy’s UK call for mandatory fire door inspections
Earlier this year, the UK witnessed a horrific apartment block fire that killed dozens of people. The Grenfell tragedy, as it has become known, made many people reconsider the role of health and safety in fire prevention, and ask whether regulations went far enough. One voice that thinks they didn’t is global security market leader, Assa Abloy.
Assa Abloy’s share price has risen by 10% so far this year
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At the beginning of the month, Assa Abloy UK showcased its fire door safety products in the House of Commons as part of its call for mandatory fire door inspections in the country. The group is also talking to the public about the risks inherent in ignoring this crucial – potentially life saving – measure. Its LinkedIn group (called “It’s time to talk about fire doors”) provides a forum for people to air their views and get educated.
Brian Sofley, managing director at Assa Abloy Security Doors, made the following comment: “Three million fire doors are installed every year in the UK, but incorrect specification, poor installation and a lack of maintenance is still common. Fire doors save lives, and it is absolutely critical that they are operating correctly at all times. We will be raising awareness of this important issue at this event, discussing the current challenges with MPs and considering how this can be overcome.”
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