Clearview Midlands April 2014 - Issue 149 - Page 82

HARDWARE&SECURITY VBH Adds Yale Blade Window Lock to Range lock behind the striker plates on the frame. Because the rotating blade covers much of the length either side of the gearbox there is good flexibility in the positioning of the striker plates, which speeds up production time and cuts down on keep positioning errors. When in the open position the rotating blade is fully retracted into the Eurogroove housing. The lack of mushroom cams reduces the instances of multi-system fabricators needing to stock different versions for each profile; only the backset is variable. VBH has added Yale’s Blade security window lock to its range of locking systems for outward opening windows. Instead of traditional mushroom cams and shootbolts, the product features a rotating blade that projects from the Eurogroove to Blade is quick to fit with central fixings and a single screw fixing at either end as standard. This reduces screw consumption, although double screw end fixing is available to special order if preferred. Sold with a 12 year Yale guarantee, Blade is suitable for sashes from 250–1599mm and is also available with an offset handle position to order. Call VBH on 01634 263300, FIRE DOOR TRAINING COURSE WILL ADDRESS CONCERNS A new fire door training programme has been launched to answers concerns over fire door defects in buildings. The Fire Door Education Programme for professionals involved in the inspection, installation and repair of fire doors has been jointly launched by BRE and the Door & Hardware Federation (DHF). It has been developed following widespread publicity and concerns that the integrity of fire doors is being compromised in residential apartment blocks and public buildings. BRE provides expertise on every aspect of the built environment and the DHF represents the leading manufacturers and installers of industrial and commercial doors, shutters and building hardware. The programme consists of a series of one-day courses. Delegates who successfully pass the exam following each course will be awarded the Fire Door Education Programme Training Certificate. 82 APR 2014 Said Michael Skelding, DHF general manager and secretary: “These concerns have led BRE, in partnership with the DHF, to develop the programme specifically for those already actively involved in the inspection, installation and repair of fire doors. “The correct specification and installation of passive fire protection is critical to the safety of building oc cupants. The role of inspection professionals is vital in ensuring that appropriate products are installed to the proper standard. This training scheme will significantly add to their knowledge of fire doors.” Those attending the Fire Door Education Programme courses will include building control officers, facilities managers, safety inspectors, insurers, fire risk assessors and ‘The correct specification and installation of passive fire protection is critical to the safety of building occupants’ other fire professionals involved in the installation, inspection and repair of fire doors. The programme comprises four modules: fire door inspection; the installation and maintenance of timber fire doors; steel hinged fire doors; and fire shutters. The next fire door inspection course will take place on Tuesday, April 15. Installation and maintenance of timber doors courses will be held on Thursday, May 8 and Friday, June 13. They all take place at BRE Watford. To book places, please visit: http://www.bre. To read more, visit