Your Health and Safety Product Placement Guide to Reception Areas
As the first point of contact for visitors and contractors, and a key thoroughfare for staff, important health and safety information should be communicated in the reception area.
Dorgard™ Fire Door Retainer
Simple way of retaining and releasing fire doors safely and legally
A closed fire door is an effective barrier against fire, Dorgard allows you to legally hold open fire doors, yet will simply release on the sound of a fire alarm . When a fire alarm sounds over 65 decibels, Dorgard™ will release, allowing the fire door to close.
Machine washable matting ensures your reception and entry-way floors always look great
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Minimum Legal Requirement
- Emergency exits should be clearly marked and unobstructed
- Fire equipment should be available and prominently positioned
- All visitors and contractors should be signed in to enable full and accurate role call upon emergency evacuation
- Emergency procedures should be communicated, including actions to be taken and assembly point(s) upon which to congregate in the case of fire
- All fire doors should be identified and kept closed
- It should be clear how to raise the alarm in case of fire
- You must display the Health and Safety Law Poster where workers can easily see it, or provide a pocket guide for every employee
Recommended Best Practice
- Health and safety information, such as smoking policies or the need to wear PPE, should be communicated
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) for visitors should be made available, if required
- Visitors and contractors should be issued with identification badges
- Fire doors can be fitted with a door retainer, enabling them to be left open if required but to automatically close on the activation of a fire alarm
- Alarm points should be covered with stoppers to avoid accidental operation and vandalism