Elkington House chooses Dorgard

Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The Blind Welfare organisation at Elkington House, Southend-on-Sea, has chosen Dorgard electronic fire door stays to hold their fire doors open safely. In response to health and safety regulations, 32 Dorgards have been fitted to keep their doors open, allowing elderly, visually impaired residents to move about freely in the care home. Dorgard, manufactured by Fireco Ltd, is described as a cost-effective, audio-electronic hold-open device to keep fire doors open. Unlike electromagnetic retainers, Dorgard requires no wiring and is said to take just a few minutes to install. “A fire door is held open by simply depressing the rubber stopper, which makes contact with the floor,” says Fireco. “Dorgard¹s integral microphone then listens for the fire alarm. On hearing the sound of the fire alarm, the rubber stopper retracts, allowing the fire door to swing closed.” A registered charity, Blind Welfare, has been working to help visually impaired people in the community since 1959 and presently houses 25 permanent res

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