Fire safety regulations are rightly rigorous in the UK. For commercial premises this can require the installation of special fire doors. In the event of a fire, these doors are designed to withstand heat and prevent the spread of flames and smoke. The doors are engineered to tough standards to give them the capability to withstand intense heat and fire, but they can be rendered useless when not used properly. This is far too common, as fire doors are often wedged open for convenient access. As well as being dangerous, such practices are illegal and can land the business owner in serious trouble. Dorgard is designed to overcome such issues and allow fire doors to operate properly while allowing for easy access.
The Dorgard system is simple and clever. It holds the fire door in the open position until its sensors detect the sound of a fire alarm. Then, after 14 seconds, the Dorgard releases the fire door and the overhead door closer causes the fire door to shut. The door can then do its job properly in containing fire and smoke. The Dorgard system has advantages over traditional electro-magnetic fire door retainers because, unlike these, it requires no wiring to install. It can be fitted in a matter of minutes, without any disruption to the working day. The Dorgard comes in a variety of finishes to blend in unobtrusively with various door finishes and colours. Once installed, the Dorgard system eliminates the common problems of jamming fire doors open and ensures adherence to regulations.