Profab Access celebrates Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2020 shortlist

Profab Access is delighted to announce its 4000 Series riser door range has been shortlisted in this year’s Safety & Health Excellence (SHE) Awards as part of the ‘Innovation of the Year for Fire’ category. 

As the only metal riser door in the UK to be independently bi-directionally fire tested by an accredited third party, the 4000 Series not only supersedes legal requirements, but offers professionals serving the built environment unrivalled levels of fire safety that cannot be matched by any competitor.  Suitable for installation across a wide range of residential and commercial environments, the 4000 Series riser doors have a two hour CERTIFIRE independent third party certification from Warrington Fire. 

Manufactured to IS09001:2015 and ISO4001:2015, the 4000 Series offers architects, specifiers and installers the highest standards in product quality and safety, without comprising on aesthetics. The range provides clean and concealed maintenance-free access that is easy to install and is available in a range of single, double and multi-leaf configurations. 

Leading the field in accreditation, the portfolio of aesthetically discreet, streamlined doors is available in a wide range of lock and frame options, with a bespoke design service to provide access requirements that meet each project’s unique requests. Security is also a leading factor in the riser doors’ design, with multi-point locking provided as standard to prevent unauthorised access.    

James Fisher, managing director of Profab Access, said: “Following the Hackitt Review and amendments to Building Regulations Approved Document B (Fire Safety), we felt we had a responsibility as one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of vertical access panels and riser doors to improve the fire safety of our products. In light of this, we have made significant investments in the bi-directional fire testing of our products, extending this commitment across our wider portfolio. Our 1000 Series access panels are now certified on both sides up to one hour, while our 1500 Series, single and double doors, are also certified on both sides for up to two hours. This ensures we provide professionals with a full suite of access products that offer unrivalled levels of fire safety and we are delighted our 4000 Series has been recognised by the Safety & Health Excellence Awards as a finalist for this year’s ‘Innovation of the Year for Fire’ category.”

In the event of the fire, the 4000 Series riser doors will maintain their frame and integrity for up to two hours, limiting the spread of fire and transmission of radiant heat for this period of time. The doors are also equipped with an intumescent smoke seal. This enables occupants to safely exit the building, whilst also minimising potential damage to the rest of the building. 

Providing a superior offering when compared to competitor products, the riser doors are 35dB acoustic rated, smoke sealed and air tight to Part L.  

More than 200 entries were submitted for this year’s awards across 10 categories and the winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 22nd September at the Vox, Resorts World Birmingham. 

For further information on Profab Access and its range of access panels, riser doors and steel doors, please visit their Made in Britain profile page  

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