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Adam Bannister is a contributor to IFSEC Global, having been in the role of Editor from 2014 through to November 2019. Adam also had stints as a journalist at cybersecurity publication, The Daily Swig, and as Managing Editor at Dynamis Online Media Group.
August 14, 2019


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FIREX 2019

WATCH: Compliance and the ‘golden thread’ with Gerda Security

Andrew Thompson, business development manager for Gerda Security, spoke to FIREX TV about how compliance and the ‘golden thread’ of accountability and traceability guide Gerda’s design, manufacture and supply processes.

Gerda Security is a UK manufacturer of fire safety and security products and services. This includes flat-entrance doorsets, also discussed in the video below, and the subject of guidance published by DHF, SBD and FIA.

The independently-owned Gerda group of companies supplies products for buildings in sectors including housing, property management, residential care, transport & infrastructure, heritage, manufacturing, healthcare, environmental, commerce and leisure. They work closely with leading authorities in fire safety and the Fire & Rescue Service nationwide as well as Secured by Design, the official UK police initiative aimed at ‘designing out crime’.

Gerda tests its product ranges extensively with the help of UKAS-accredited test houses to achieve third-party certification with recognised UK notified bodies.

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

In the podcast below, topics included fire door tests, double-sided door issues and residents’ understanding and misunderstandings of fire doors.

At FIREX 2018 Gerda highlighted the dangers of smoke with live demonstrations.

Andrew Thompson spoke to FIREX TV about what the tests involve and what they can tell us about the dangers posed by smoke when fire breaks out. He also shows the contrast in effectiveness between a fully compliant Gerda fire door and one from another brand.

2023 Fire Safety eBook – Grab your free copy!

Download the Fire Safety in 2023 eBook, keeping you up to date with the biggest news and prosecution stories from around the industry. Chapters include important updates such as the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 and an overview of the new British Standard for the digital management of fire safety information.

Plus, we explore the growing risks of lithium-ion battery fires and hear from experts in disability evacuation and social housing.


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