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How Do Fire Shutters Work?

A Guide By an Industry Expert

Fire shatters play an important role in the safety of a commercial building. It is important to understand what fire shutters do because a lot of businesses do not have them.

So, let’s take a look at the function of a fire shelter, explore how it is used in the commercial environment, and make sure that you are making the correct decisions when it comes to designing safety measures.

What Do Fire Shutters Do?

So, fire shutters have a very important purpose in the event of a fire. They help to compartmentalise the building and segment off areas. Basically, this means that the fire cannot easily spread between the different areas of the building, which helps it to lose momentum and slow down.

The Benefits of Fire Shutters

 The good thing about fire shutters is that they have many benefits that can help your building. First of all, they help to minimise the damage to your property, because the fire cannot go past the shutter itself.

 Now that a fire can’t spread as rapidly through the building, everybody has an extra few minutes to evacuate, which is often a critical time that is greatly needed.

 Furthermore, these shutters help to stall the fire on a temporary basis, which can help a lot when it comes to giving emergency services time to stop it.

How Do Fire Shutters Activate?

 A good fire shutter can only activate when the fire has been detected. This means that normal, everyday happenings don’t trigger it in any way.

 You can activate a fire shutter by either wiring it into the existing building or having it as its own heat detection system.

Final Thoughts

 So when it comes to a good fire shutter it is probably worth mentioning that you’ve got a fair number of options. As a tool, it is highly recommended because it gives you a lot of great options to explore.

 When choosing fire shutters, it is important to get one which works for your specific situation. This can be understandably difficult which is why choosing the right one is so important overall. Take your time and look at the different offerings to make sure you pick what works for your property. After all, it’s a major investment which makes a big difference – it will be directly responsible for saving lives in the long run.

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dp Doors & Shutters Ltd supplies, installs, maintains and repairs a range of industrial doors, security shutters and grilles. Its collection of doors includes insulated sectional overhead, single-skin, fire and insulated roller shutters, steel hinged personnel doors, fire doors and high speed action doors. Before work begins, a full site survey is carried out at no extra cost.

Based in Sheffield, dp Doors & Shutters operates from an 15,000 ft2 factory and supplies and installs a wide range of industrial doors, shutters and grilles across the UK.

Clients range from high street shops to international airports and blue chip manufacturing companies.

We offer the following products and more:

Roller shutter doors, roller shutter door, fire curtains, fire shutters, high speed doors, insulated door, pvc strip curtains, steel personnel door and dock levellers. 

Repairs & Callouts

We are delighted to tell you that DP Doors & Shutters Ltd has been awarded the coveted Door & Hardware Federation Quality Mark for repair and maintenance of metal doors and shutters.

Health & Safety

At DP Doors & Shutters we employ our own Health and Safety consultant. Their role is to liaise with customers to confirm their requirements for on site working and to ensure that our own engineers are trained and equipped to meet all relevant H&S standards and safe systems of work.

Service & Planned Maintenance, UK

It is now a legal requirement in accordance with the Machinery Directive, European Standard EN12341 to 1:2003, that all power operated and automatic doors must be subject to a controlled, regular maintenance and service procedure with emphasis on the safety features such as bottom safe edges and safety beams.

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