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  1. Fire Door Hardware Selection and Specification

  2. ARE YOU LEGAL? ARE YOU LEGAL? • As the building occupier, or responsible person you MUST: • Complete your own risk assessment, including checking of all fire doors and means of escape, or risk being fined or imprisoned.

  3. Architectural Hardware, Doors and Access Specification • WHYdo Lloyd Worrall take this route to market? • It is our opportunity to use our expertise and knowledge to assist in creating a compliant specification. • HOWdo Lloyd Worrall take this route to market? • Working with Architects, Design Teams and End Users, on new-build and refurbishment projects. • WHYshould the end user be involved? • It is their opportunity to influence a specification that they have to live with and maintain after taking ownership of the project. • HOWcan you be involved? • By creating a standard specification that travels through each project and your own building maintenance programmes.

  4. Standard Specifications • WHY standardise at the front end? • Give yourself the best chance of compliance to relevant • legislation and standards. • HOWdo you do it? • Research up front and create a standard specification • document that becomes the culture of the building • or estate. Ironmongery & Access Control Package Procedures and Certification Protect yourself substitute equal OR approved, with equal AND approved.

  5. Fire Door Hardware • Standardisation and RRFSO • Obligations • Considerations • Equality Act 2010

  6. BS EN 1154 classifies mechanical door closers under the following categories: Durability2 grades Door mass 7 grades Fire resistance2 grades Safety1 grade Corrosion resistance 5 grades Category of use2 grades BS EN 1154 states that door closers with a minimum power rating of 3 should be used on a fire door. Accessible doors as defined in BS 8300 (amended 2005) should require no more than 30 N force to open. Manufacturers will often mention efficiency as a benchmark for quality.

  7. Fire Door HardwareDOOR CLOSERS BS EN 1154 BS EN 1155 23Nm (30max.) 13Nm (22.5 max). >18Nm

  8. Fire Door HardwareDOOR CLOSERS BS EN 1154 BS EN 1155 Initial Opening Force Below 30 Nm High efficiency 33Nm Opening force 30N 22.5N

  9. Fire Door HardwareDOOR CLOSERS BS EN 1154 BS EN 1155 • Can be read on-site using a Plunger-type force meter. • Position correctly. • BS8300 allows a 10% tolerance(2-3N) . • www.pesola.com

  10. THE HINGE– The unsung hero of architectural ironmongery • Real Life Cycle Measurements • Education (University) using a ball bearing hinge tested to 200K cyclesvs bushedbearinghinge tested to 500K cycles

  11. BS EN 1935 classifies hinges under the following categories: Category of use4 grades Durability3 grades Door mass 8 grades Fire resistance2 grades Safety1 grade Security2 grades Corrosion resistance5 grades Hinge grade 14 grades Duty Type of use Typical applications BS EN grade Heavy High frequency of use Public, institutional and 11 by members of the public. commercial buildings. Severe Doors potentially subject to Security doors. 12-14 abuse or violence.

  12. Fire Door Hardware • LOCKS AND LATCHES BS EN12209 • CYLINDERS BS EN 1303 • ESCAPE HARDWARE BS EN 179 BS EN 1125 • LEVER HANDLES BS EN 1906 • ACCESS CONTROL • Other Considerations: • Anti-Ligature Hardware • Braille and Tactile Signage/Wayfinding • Antimicrobial Copper • Anti-Bacterial Hardware • Finger Safe • Privacy – both visual and audible

  13. WHY SPECIFY? To Take Control • WHY STANDARDISE? To Take Control • WHY SELECT? To Take Control • “...where doors and their hardware represented less than 1% • of the total building costs, then those doors and their • hardware wouldrepresent up to 80% of the building’s • maintenance costs.” • (Property Services Agency, research 1980)

  14. Door Assemblies • Frame, leaf, essential hardware, glazing, seals. • Arriving on site from various sources. Doorsets • Frame, leaf, essential hardware, glazing, seals. • May arrive on site as components but has been tested as a set. • One source, one certificate, one audit trail.

  15. Summary • Take Control Of Your Specification. • Do The Research Up-Front. • Collect All The Evidence You Need. • Don’t Accept Sub-Standard “Cost Saving” Offerings. • Create A Plan And Stick To It. • Do It Once Based On Whole Life.

  16. Where to Get Help • Registered Architectural Ironmonger (RegAI) • Someone who has passed the GAI Diploma • and also participates in annual CPD. • GAI Full Member Company • Company must employ a DipGAI. • FiREDOORCHECK Scheme • Systematic method of undertaking fire door • inspections.

  17. Fire Door Hardware Selection and Specification Any Questions?