Building regulations for residential care home – Part of approved document ‘B’ indicate that ‘the specification of door closing devices for fire doors should take in to account the needs of residents.’
Critically designed to support the integral passive fire protection within a care home – Exidor’s Guardian door closer is the only electromagnetic closer specifically designed to meet the needs of residential care facilities. An innovative advancement from traditional swing free closers the Guardian offers two unique features aimed to improve the physical safety of residents and staff as well as the passive fire safety of the care facility itself.
Anti-Slam: Whether accidental, deliberate or caused by a draught, doors can slam shut posing a real risk to residents and staff. The Guardian has been specifically developed with an anti-slam function which controls and slows the motion of the door.
Drift Resistance: Unbalanced doors or draughts cause doors to swing open or closed, often resulting in residents wedging doors open and invalidating them as fire doors. Exidor’s Guardian offers a low level control on the door, which stops it from drifting from its open position, at the same time as allowing it to operate freely to the user.
As they are linked to the fire alarm system, they only close when you need them to.