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Investigate "Electrically Powered Hold Open Device" for the main entrance door #921

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zarino opened this Issue Sep 20, 2018 · 3 comments

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zarino commented Sep 20, 2018

The DHF+GAI Code of Practice[1] describes "Electrically Powered Hold Open Devices" that, when connected to the building fire detection system or their own local detectors, provide a safe solution for keeping fire doors open during normal use, but having them close automatically when a fire is detected nearby.

The government’s own guidance[2] states:

Such devices are particularly useful in situations where self-closing doors on escape routes are used regularly by significant numbers of people, or by people with impaired mobility who may have difficulty in opening the doors.

Just like our main door!

[1] http://firecode.org.uk/Code%20of%20Practice%202009%20Issue%203.pdf
[2] https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/422175/9449_Offices_and_Shops_v2.pdf

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johnmckerrell commented Sep 20, 2018

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amcewen commented Sep 20, 2018

Personally, I prefer being able to have the door to the main space open (and closed if there's no-one left in the main room) but don't mind too much.

I do think we should have a proper way to leave the events room door open when there's an event on, however.

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amcewen commented Dec 2, 2018

#923 is a duplicate of this, but seems to have more detail about what we bought, so I'm going to close this one.

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