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Compliant fire door access for the NHS
Hospitals, around the UK are benefiting from installation of Salamander wire-free fire door safety system. Holding open heavy fire doors is essential in health care buildings to allow ease of access by staff and patients; however, this must only be done safely and legally, in accordance with fire safety regulations.
Using a radio frequency to communicate, these Category A or Critical devices hold open fire doors, within healthcare buildings. When the fire alarm sounds, the Salamander devices close the doors automatically, protecting patients, visitors and NHS staff in the event of a fire.
Designed and manufactured in the UK by Geofire, the Salamander fire door holders and closers are connected wirelessly to a central mains-powered Salamander controller unit, which is connected to the existing fire alarm system.
University College London Hospitals (UCLH) has installed Salamander into their healthcare environments after successfully testing out the system.
As these devices are battery powered, installation time and costs are reduced with minimal disruption. Due to the innovate and compact design, Salamander holders and closers preserve the lifetime of the doors as they are held open safely out of the way in heavy traffic areas. The devices are hygienically and neatly tucked away at the top of the door, preventing damage to the flooring and door.
For more information on how the Salamander can help your healthcare environment contact Geofire.