Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
January 9, 2019

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Open Fire Podcast launches fire door miniseries

A podcast miniseries dedicated to fire doors has been launched by firefighters-turned-fire risk consultants Dave Calvert and Tom Gilbert.

The series, which will eventually run to 10 episodes, has four episodes so far, in addition to three episodes so far recorded for the main Open Fire Podcast series – one of which was filmed and you can watch on YouTube below.

In the first instalment, Dave describes his trip to a comedy club and Tom has a crack at Dave’s “insanely hard quiz”.

Then in episode two the pair meet Danny White from Fire Door Consultants Ltd and Alfie Pitt from Shellen Security to discuss regs and fire door components. Alfie also has a crack at Dave’s quiz.

Number three sees Zoe Bond from Gerda join a chat about fire door tests, double-sided door issues and residents’ understanding and misunderstandings of fire doors.

And finally, in episode four, Tom and Dave discuss the requirements of fire doors, primary test evidence and global certification – joined again by Danny White and Alfie Pitt.

Kudos to Gerda and Shellen security for their contributions to this spin-off series.

You can subscribe to the Open Fire Podcast and downlaod episodes on iTunes.

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

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Neil Ashdown

Another interesting and enjoyable episode, well done. Worth remembering though…….there are other forms of competency for fire door installers, not just TPC. I think it was Danny that said sometimes third party certificated installation work is non compliant. I agree, my own experience carrying out fire door inspections also reveal non compliance issues with third party certificated installation and products.

Thanks for your efforts in helping raise the profile for fire door compliance, more power to your elbows.

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Hi, a contractor told me that only doors from 2 manufacturers (Gerda and Shellen) on the market are currently certified by the government for FD30S compliance. I can’t seem to find any source to confirm this.Any help would be appreciated.