Why is it important to carry out Fire Door Inspections?
A fire protection system is only as good as the equipment you use. This is why it’s important to carry out maintenance checks on every possible point of failure and your fire door is no exception. It’s a life saving product that needs to be taken care of and has to be checked thoroughly to ensure it functions correctly.
Due to general use, traffic flow and wear & tear, all fire doors should be checked by the appointed competent person, every 6 months to ensure they function correctly. Any defect, damage or fault with the door should be reported and rectified immediately.
Ensuring that fire doors are safe and compliant is an essential part of building maintenance. If you own, manage or operate a business or building, you must comply to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This applies across England and Wales.
Parts of your door that will be examined
- Door Closer (Self closing device)
- Intumescent door strip and cold smoke strip
- Locks and levers / handles
- Fire saftey signage
- Hold open device
- Gaps around the door and threshold
- Panic hardware devices for external final fire exit doors
After the inspection
After the inspection is completed, a detailed report is written that will outline the condition of each door and which parts will need to be replaced.
This information will be put into the FDIS database and will be used as a basis for future inspections.
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