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New Specifiers Guide and CPD on ironmongery and fire safety

Architects and specifiers can now access two new resources to improve their understanding of the legislation that applies to fire door hardware at different stages of a building’s life cycle. 

The Specifier’s Guide to Fire Safety, Risk Management and Responsibilities was published by the GAI during this year’s Fire Door Safety Week. The corresponding RIBA-approved CPD is now available for Guild members to deliver to architects, who will receive double learning points for attending. 

Both the CPD and Specifier’s Guide look at the wider fire safety legislation and guidance that directly impacts the specification of architectural ironmongery including Approved Documents, British and international standards, the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), fire testing and third-party certification. 

It also covers legislation and guidance that is relevant post-handover, in particular: the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, which applies to England and Wales; the Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations; Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order; and health and safety regulations. 

The Specifier’s Guide can be downloaded from the GAI website:
www.gai.org.uk/GAISpecGuides

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