Fire Door Safety Week: New GAI specifier’s guide and CPD launched to raise awareness

  • 22 Sep 2021

Architects and specifiers can now access two new resources to improve their understanding of the legislation that applies to fire door hardware at different stages of a building’s life cycle. The Specifier’s Guide to Ironmongery and Fire Safety has been published by the GAI. This is to mark the start of Fire Door Safety Week.

The corresponding RIBA-approved CPD is available for GAI members to deliver to architects, who’ll receive double learning points for attending.

The CPD and Specifier’s Guide explore the wider fire safety legislation and guidance directly impacting the specification of architectural ironmongery. This includes…

 – including Approved Documents
 – British and international standards
 – the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
 – fire testing and third-party certification.


It also covers legislation and guidance that is relevant post-handover, in particular:

 – the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, which applies to England and Wales
 – the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations
 – Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order
 – health and safety regulations.

Douglas Masterson, technical manager at the GAI, comments: “Ironmongery plays a critical role in the performance of a fire door and its importance is often overlooked.

“We’ve created the CPD and Specifier’s guide to highlight the risks that should be considered during the specification and post-handover stages. People will see from the resources the legal, financial and ethical consequences of either ignoring the risks or failing to address them properly.”

The Specifier’s Guide is downloadable from the GAI website

To read about the GAI endeavouring to secure the relationship between the ironmongery and interiors sectors, click here

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