Why should you inspect your fire doors?
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, Article 17 states that the Responsible Person must ensure that “any facilities, equipment and devices provided in respect of the premises… are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.” Therefore, to comply with the regulatory Reform, fire door maintenance is a key requirement for every business and establishment.
It is so that in the event of a fire, maintained and fully functional door will prevent fire and smoke escalating and therefore providing occupants more time to escape safely from the premises.
How often should you inspect your fire door?
A regular fire door inspection should take place to ensure their maximum structural integrity and functionality. SAMS recommends doing a 6 monthly fire door inspection as it’s recommended by the British Standards, it is also recommended by government guidance to have fire doors checked this regularly.
Benefits of a fire door include:
- Allows for a safe evacuation.
- Protects the building for extensive damage, saving costs and lives.
- Gives people extra time to find a safe area to escape, especially vulnerable people.
What will your fire door inspection include?
Our fire door inspections are completed by a City & Guilds Certified fire door inspector, who will complete a non-destructive and non-intrusive visual inspection of the existing fire doorset.
This applies to your fire door sets, including the fire door, the frame and its hardware and fittings, which must be correctly installed and suitably maintained to assist in preventing the spread of smoke and flame in the event of a fire.
This will include:
- The fire door leaf (and any glazing or vision panels installed)
- The frame, and
- Any associated hardware and fittings (i.e. self-closing devices, fire door hinges, hold-open devices, fire door signage, intumescent strips, cold smoke seals, locks and latches).
The inspection will also include a visual check of the gap between the leaf and frame, and the threshold gap, as well a check for any fire rating markings.
Upon completion, you will be issued with a full compliance report containing:
- An identification of the fire doorsets which are compliant and non-compliant.
- A detailed inspection report for each fire doorset inspected.
- Further action that may be required or recommended.
Please enquire now if you are looking to have your fire doors inspected, we will provide you with a bespoke price on application.
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