Samah Ahmed

Assistant editor, IFSEC Global

June 26, 2019

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Fire doors PODCAST: Gerda’s Zoe Bond joins Dave Calvert and Tom Gilbert

Ex-firefighters turned fire risk consultants Dave Calvert, Tom Gilbert and sales director for Gerda, Zoe Bond, discussed fire doors in this podcast.

Topics included fire door tests, double-sided door issues and residents’ understanding and misunderstandings of fire doors.

The podcast is part of a miniseries from Calvert and Gilbert dedicated to fire doors. This forms part of their Open Fire Podcast dedicated to fire safety in general.

Gerda Security are UK manufacturers of fire safety and security products, including doorsets approved by Secured by Design, ADB and ADQ. The British, independently-owned Gerda group of companies has nearly two decades’ experience in supplying products to sectors like housing, property management, residential care, transport & infrastructure, heritage, manufacturing, healthcare, environmental, commerce and leisure.

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Browse all available episodes so far, including the The Fire Door Mini Series.

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Nice episode well done Tom Dave and Guests, however I am guessing this will not be heard by many residents of flats! It’s a shame that good information is not always paassed on to the very people who need to hear it. The residents engagement talked about in the Hackett review needs to start happening and perhaps this could be made into a Youtube video which residnets can be signposted to. Visuals for those who have no knowledge of fire doors would be useful. Gerda what about an information campaign?

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