Fire Shutters – Keeping People and Property Safe From Fires

Even though the number of fires in England is at a record low, it’s still important to take all necessary precautions to protect your property and people. For businesses that store flammable materials, and industrial spaces like warehouses or workshops, extra fire safety measures are essential for keeping employees and visitors safe.

A fire shutters uk is one of the most effective ways to combat a fire by preventing it from spreading throughout the building. They are designed to be kept rolled up and discreetly hidden above the open doorway but will be automatically dropped down in the event of a fire alarm being triggered or by an external heat/smoke detector.

Fire Shutters in the UK: Regulations and Best Practices

The bespoke fire curtains and shutters produced and installed by the A1S Group are used to safeguard some of the world’s most iconic buildings such as Selfridges Oxford Street, Qatar 2022 World Cup Stadia and Airbus state-of-the-art research facility in Cheshire. Other installations have included hospitals, schools and cat A office fit-outs.

The new European legislation coming into effect in November 2019 requires all fire shutters to be manufactured and tested in accordance with BS EN 16034-1 2014, in line with the latest standards, and bear the CE mark to prove this. Prior legislation did not classify these products as a machine and did not require this identification, however the new rules change all of this. A1S Group fire curtains and shutters are all manufactured to comply with this new legislation.

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