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.
September 17, 2014

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Video: Watch how these 3 fire doors cope in a fire

Many people outside the fire-safety industry could be forgiven for believing that any sturdy-looking door could do a decent job of preventing the spread of fire and smoke.

Watch the following video, however, and they’d be quickly disabused of this misconception.

Produced by the British Woodworking Federation it shows three doors –  Door A glazed incorrectly, Door B installed and glazed correctly and Door C with an ordinary letter plate and no intumescent seals – being exposed to the intense heat of a real fire.

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3 Comments on "Video: Watch how these 3 fire doors cope in a fire"

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Les Dodd

I like the video and it would enlighten a lot of business people I have been in contact with, who have not accepted my advice re their doors.
Great Job

Brian Harvey

I work for a local authority fire service. This is a good video which I would like to be able to use for training purposes. Is this permitted, and is the video available to download, rather than view on-line?

Adam Bannister

Brian Harvey Hi Brian. If you email me on adam [dot] bannister [at] then I’ll put you in touch with the right people!