Fire Door Safety Week 20th - 26th September - Would your fire doors stand the test in a fire emergency?
Fire Door Safety Week 20th-26th September aims to raise awareness of the critical role that fire doors play in saving lives and protecting property. Fire doors form a vital part of your building’s passive fire protection system. They prevent the flow of smoke and fire and help compartmentalise a building to provide a safe means of escape for occupants. They are essential in all buildings and are an integral element of your fire safety strategy.
To make sure they will function correctly in the event of a fire, they must be regularly inspected, tested and maintained. This will be confirmed in your fire risk assessment and is a requirement under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety Order) 2005.
Current guidance recommends that fire doors and their components should be checked periodically as determined by the building’s fire risk assessment. The Fire Door Inspection Scheme suggests that inspections should be carried out every 6 months.
Fire Door Inspections from Metro Safety
All our fire door inspections are carried out by a FDIS certified assessor. This gives tenants, building managers and owners the peace of mind that the fire doors within their property have been competently checked and that any remedial actions needed to meet the requirements of BS476 have been highlighted.
What Does the Fire Door Inspection Include?
The inspection will involve checking that the gap around the door frame and threshold is correct and that the hinge condition and certification, signage, overhead door closers, fire rated glass, intumescent seals, smoke seals, locks, latches and handles are in good working order. This includes any riser or electrical cupboards.
Comprehensive Fire Door Inspection Report
Following the fire door inspection you will receive a detailed report which itemises the pass/fail rating for each door based on the required criteria. The report also includes a full list of any remedial actions needed to bring the doors up to the necessary standard.
We are also able to provide a quotation to undertake any maintenance works necessary to bring your failed fire doors back to the required standards. This applies not only to failings detailed in our inspection reports but also those highlighted by your existing fire risk assessment.
To find out more about our fire door inspection service, call us on 0845 058 9999 or send an enquiry.
Helpful advice can be viewed at https://www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk/advice/