I founded Door Safety to provide information, training, and certification to everyone involved with the installation and maintenance of egress and fire doors in all types of non-residential buildings - Keith Pardoe
CULPEPER, Va. (PRWEB) November 27, 2017
Keith Pardoe, FDAI, DAHC, CDC, is pleased to announce and bring to the life safety marketplace Door Safety, LLC and DoorSafety.com. “Evolving changes in building, fire, and life safety codes require fire rated doors and many egress doors to be periodically inspected and tested to ensure they are maintained in operating condition throughout their service lives,” said Pardoe. “There is a lot of misinformation out there that is confusing, and causing many facilities to over-apply these code requirements,” he explained. Pardoe went on to say, “I founded Door Safety to provide information, training, and certification to everyone involved with the installation and maintenance of egress and fire doors in all types of non-residential buildings. Architects and specifiers, code enforcement officers (and other types of authorities having jurisdiction), building owners and facility maintenance personnel, contractors and installers, manufacturers and suppliers, and door safety inspectors—everyone will find something of use on DoorSafety.com. DoorSafety.com will offer eLearning courses and lessons, in addition to offering in-person classes. Our goal is for DoorSafety.com to become the leading information and training resource for this emerging industry.”
Door Safety will offer three different life safety industry certifications: Door Safety Inspector (DSI), Door Safety Technician (DST) and Door Safety Consultant (DSC); with DSI certification being the first offering to the marketplace. Door Safety’s training process includes face-to-face, 3-4 day training sessions at hosted sites featuring Keith Pardoe as the primary instructor, and leveraging guest instructors to cover specific topics. The training sessions will provide the opportunity for attendees to network with other service providers who can supplement facility, building owner, and inspector efforts, and will include initial licenses for tablet hardware and software for use in the field.
Keith is currently the Chair of the NFPA 80 Technical Committee, and is former Director of Education with Door Hardware Institute (DHI). Keith has had significant input and influence on door-related fire codes for decades, and is widely known as an expert in the field of fire door compliance. In 2017, Keith joined George Mills, formerly of the Joint Commission, in an instructional video for Joint Commission surveyors on fire door inspections.
DoorSafety.com also provides a host of other features including online discussion forums, articles, and live Q&A sessions with Keith and the Door Safety team. Why is this important? Because Safe Doors Save Lives.
Information on initial training dates and locations can be found at http://www.doorsafety.com. Keith and his Door Safety team can be reached at (855) 976-4400.