Social isolation and loneliness are often associated with the elderly living alone, how then is it that some residents in care settings are feeling alone and just as isolated? Heavy fire doors, which make up an essential part of your fire safety system and are an integral part of preventing the spread of fire, can present a barrier to the free movement for residents. Having restricted mobility within the care setting can impact on the mental health of residents and lead to depression and a deterioration in their general wellbeing. Balancing these two important issues and ensuring that you are meeting all your obligations of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 can be very difficult.
For many years the Dorgard fire door retainer has been providing care settings with the ability to encourage residents to freely move around their home or facility whilst also meeting all their obligations under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. Now you have even more choices when deciding which Dorgard to select for your setting.
Fireco, the manufacturers of the Dorgard, have developed three types of fire door holders for care settings, Dorgard, Dorgard SmartSound and Dorgard Pro. Each type of Dorgard is suited to a different environment: the original Dorgard is suitable for low noise level environment; environments which are louder will benefit from the improved sound recognition in the Dorgard SmartSound and for establishments that are large (up to 500 fire doors in one system) requiring a ‘one glance’ check that the system is functioning, the Dorgard Pro is especially suited.
Dorgards are battery operated and can be fitted in under five minutes, both the original Dorgard and the SmartSound can be installed by your handyman. To ensure that the Dorgard Pro is optimised for your individual setting, a free site survey is required prior to installation by one of our trained engineers.
For more information and to discuss your individual requirements call 0800 978 6287 visit www.safelincs.co.uk .