Hospital environments are particularly tough on doors and door frames. With traffic flowing through them 24 hours a day, damage is inevitable; from porters’ trolleys, beds, wheelchairs, staff and patients.
With fire and patient safety of paramount importance, damaged doorsets have to be repaired or replaced quickly, often at great expense.
What do you need from a door?
According to a recent survey on the challenges facing facilities managers, and those responsible for fire doors, the biggest challenges they face are:
“Maintaining My Fire Doors”
“Door Lifecycle Too Short”
In our experience the key criteria for a fit for purpose hospital door are:
- withstand impact damage from trolleys etc.
- maintain fire integrity (if a fire door)
- look good now, and stay looking good
- quick & inexpensive to repair, on site
- easy to clean surface
Fire Doors are a critical safety feature of any building in which people work or visit, as they offer resistance to the spread of fire and smoke, limiting its effect whilst allowing enough time for occupants to evacuate to a place of safety.
With the responsibility for the fire safety of premises resting on building owners and managers, we’ve written a blog post highlighting the 5 key regulations you should be aware of and take into account during your next Fire safety review.
We’ve also produced a handy eBook on maintaining fire doors which covers this legislation in more detail as well as some tips on protecting your fire doors. You can download that guide at the bottom of this page. Jump straight to the guide.
Introducing CS Acrovyn® Doors & Door Protection
Acrovyn® 30 and 60 minute Fire Doors help to reduce maintenance costs and provide reliable fire protection. They are backed by fire test evidence and third party certification.
The Acrovyn® cladding provides a long lasting finish, which is highly resistant to impact damage, easy to clean and maintain, making it an ideal solution for hygiene sensitive areas.
Acrovyn® Doors are available in a wide range of colour and cladding options, and are the leading choice in long lasting and durable design.