Rutland Podinar – Episode 2:

Covid ventilation vs keeping fire doors closed


31st January 2022


Virtual event

Hosted by:

Neil Smith

Technical & Compliance Associate Director, Rutland

For over 20 years, Neil has worked in roles related to property management,
including high-risk buildings. Familiar with the Secured By Design scheme since
2006, he has assisted, and often overseen, over 100 door tests, including fire,
smoke, security, weather, thermal and performance strength testing. Neil is
well-placed to chair the webinar discussion panel, with his extensive industry knowledge.


Danny White

Fire Door Compliance Consultants


Neil Ashdown

Fire Doors Complete


Rhonda Hughes

Researcher & Historian


Podinar Overview

Rutland's Technical and Compliance Director, Neil Smith, is joined by industry experts Neil Ashdown and Danny White in episode 2 of the Rutland podcast series. In this instalment, Neil asks whether or not covid ventilation methods are causing oversight of keeping fire door closed in shared use spaces such as hotels.
Also in this episode:
• The history of fire safety, presented by Rhonda Hughes
• Letter plate positioning on fire doors

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