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Door safety

Doors play an important part in fire safety so please note the following work and actions, which are designed to keep you safe.

Doors to Homes

The door to your home, which will not be replaced during the communal door work, is designed to withstand fire and also to act as a seal and prevent flames and smoke from either entering or escaping the property. They have quick “Thumb Release” mechanisms so that, in the event of a fire, the door can be opened quickly and without a key to aid evacuation.

However, the safety aspect of these doors is reliant on the door being intact; anything screwed into or altered around the door could mean they constitute a safety hazard. Therefore, if you alter your door in any way, you could be liable for the cost of replacing it, which can be as much as £1000.

If you are unsure about what can and cannot be done to the door, please check with us BEFORE undertaking any work yourself. You can speak to your neighbourhood officer.

Entrance Doors and Gates

Many of the doors and gates at Pendleton Together use automatic mechanisms. This is to help those who may have mobility issues, or other concerns, gain access or exit easily, and it’s important to their independence that these mechanisms work well. By pushing on a door or gate in an attempt to open it quickly you strain the mechanism and, ultimately, it could break making access difficult for tenants and incurring repair costs. If you spot an automatic door in need of repair, please let us know as soon as possible.

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