Perry Points Finger In Fire Door Fix Scandal

A door lock and key

One supplier with a range of fire door locks, latches and hinges has spoken out in the wake of findings that 60% of fire door maintenance, replacement and inspection programmes were delayed in the first half of 2020.

Ironmongerer, A Perry was referring to the findings of a Fire Door Safety Week survey which showed 53% of local authorities cited Covid-19 as a reason for the delays.


 “Whilst the pandemic has forced a number of issues out of the spotlight, with more people working from home, fire doors play an even more crucial life-saving role at the moment and more attention must be brought to this issue.”

– Steve Perry 

Spokesperson, A Perry


Concerning statistics

“Fire Door Safety Week helps to highlight these concerning statistics and encourage local authorities to minimise these potentially life-threatening delays.  For those needing advice on fire door safety compliance, we are always glad to assist.”



Perry Shield delivers a complete CE Marked and CERTIFIRE Approved range of fire door fittings and ironmongery for architects, designers, manufacturers, builders and installers.  Each product is available in a range of finishes and with a fire rating of either 30, 60 or 120 minutes.

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Fire Door Safety Week

Established in 2013, the #FDSW industry campaign is run by The British Woodworking Federation supported by the BWF Fire Door Alliance. It works to highlight the life-saving importance of fire doors and good fire safety practice.

Picture: Just one item from the extensive Perry Shield range.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
22nd September 2020


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