COVID-19 and Fire Safety in the UK Report
Posted on April 6, 2021
Over the last 12 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the world with the necessary, but disruptive nature of lock-downs and restrictions impacting day to day business across the UK. Despite the turbulent year, the risk a fire poses to life and property remains unchanged and it is essential that businesses continue to ensure precautionary and preventative measures are taken.
In order to gain an insight into how COVID-19 has impacted the fire safety industry, Geofire conducted a survey among fire safety professionals throughout March 2021. The key findings from the report suggest that fire safety professionals believe there is a lack of awareness in businesses around the importance of fire safety, with 53% stating that they have seen an increase in fire doors being wedged open since the start of the pandemic.
Andy Collinson, CEO at Geofire, said:
“As the manufacturer of fire safety products, including fire door holders and closers, we wanted to conduct this survey to learn from others in the industry and raise awareness of the importance of ensuring fire safety compliance. This is even more important as restrictions ease and businesses and buildings across the UK begin to reopen, some for the first time in over a year”.
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