ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has delivered a successful security testing day in partnership with the Building Research Establishment (BRE). Held at the ASSA ABLOY Security Doors factory in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, the day saw an excellent turn-out of security professionals who witnessed various methods of attack on both steel and timber doorsets.
The event consisted of an overview of the LPS 1175 test standard, a comprehensive factory tour and a practical demonstration that showed the difference between certified and non-certified security doors.
Ian Broadley, business development manager for ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said: “We hosted this event to help illustrate the difference between investing in a certificated product versus a product that may look similar visually, but can be compromised very easily when put to the test. A test rig was set up at our factory, housing two steel doors and two timber doors. The BRE team used various methods of attack to demonstrate how they were able to defeat the doors that were not built to meet LPS 1175 test standards.”
Broadley added: “We received a great deal of positive feedback from attendees, who included security consultants, end users, members of the police and Government personnel. Attendees commented on how thought-provoking it was to witness just how quickly non-certified doors could be compromised.”
ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has launched a thought-provoking White Paper focusing on the critical subject of fire door safety. Entitled ‘A Time to Act’, the document covers the key topics of fire door safety, among them the purpose and effectiveness of fire doors, fire door regulations, manufacturing and installation.
The Grenfell Tower incident last year raised many questions surrounding how we can prevent the spread of fires in commercial and social housing buildings. Fire doors are one of the most important and effective elements of a building’s passive fire protection, and ASSA ABLOY Security Doors wanted to discuss how mandatory inspection and maintenance of fire doors can only serve to protect a building and its occupants.
The White Paper discusses in detail how installing correctly specified fire doors can significantly reduce the spread of fire within a building. It then provides practical information which covers current fire door guidance, standards and accreditation.
This detailed document also calls for the UK Government to adopt and enforce a mandatory fire door inspection and maintenance scheme.
Brian Sofley, managing director at ASSA ABLOY Security Doors and author of the White Paper, said: “Proper fire doors save lives, but only if they’re correctly manufactured and installed. There’s nothing in UK law or the Building Regulations that states public buildings must maintain fire doors, even though they’re a life-saving product. This White Paper provides information and guidance about fire door safety as a whole, and very much I hope that it will prove useful for those involved in the construction industry, as well as those lobbying to change fire door regulations in the UK.”
*Visit http://marketing.assaabloy.co.uk/fire-door-white-paper to download the White Paper
ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, has been awarded ISO 14001 accreditation at its Lisburn manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland.
ISO 14001 is a framework for environmental management Best Practice designed to support organisations in minimising pollution, reducing their environmental footprint, conforming to legislation and developing their business in a sustainable manner.
Stephen Crymble, Health and Safety environmental manager of ASSA ABLOY Security Doors, said: “We’re proud that our manufacturing site in Lisburn has been accredited to ISO 14001. The accreditation not only proves our environmental manufacturing credentials, but it also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to improve our performance in the years to come.”
Crymble added: “Clients and end users are becoming more aware of sustainability and the ways in which products are manufactured. This means the industry cannot afford to operate with a ‘business as usual’ mentality. Manufacturers simply must commit to improvements if they’re to compete in what’s becoming a more and more environmentally conscious business environment.”
Third party assessment will continue, while certification to ISO 14001 will be monitored at the manufacturing site to ensure compliance with the standard at all times.
Assa Abloy Security Doors has designed, manufactured and installed a range of high performance security doors for multiple specification projects across London.
From the installation of innovative fire doorsets in the Shard through to supplying London Underground’s Bond Street Station with its specialist steel doorsets, the company has proven its ability to specify high profile projects.
Working with some of the most respected contractors in the industry, Assa Abloy Security Doors has used its value added service and consultancy skills across range of specification projects.
London’s iconic Canary Wharf skyline
The company has supported the design intent of buildings such as Buckingham Gate, which was part of the regeneration of Victoria, Canary Wharf and Quadrant 3 (one of London’s most ambitious West End redevelopments to date).
Brian Sofley, managing director at Assa Abloy Security Doors, commented: “We’re proud to have secured a vast number of projects that are very much part of progressive and exciting developments in the capital. Many of the buildings we have supplied are set to become iconic features of London’s skyline, and we hope to continue to provide sustainable, robust and effective door solutions across the country.”
For further information visit: http://www.assaabloy.co.uk/securitsolutions