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What are fire doors and what do they do?

A fire door will prevent fire or smoke from spreading throughout a building and keep the fire contained in a particular area or room, giving occupants time to escape, also giving the fire service longer to rescue anyone trapped and put out the fire. So fire door safety is incredibly important on business premises and in offices, hotels and buildings with  multiple occupation such as apartment buildings.

A fire door can literally save lives

Fire door inspectors need to have a full and comprehensive understanding of their role and therefore need to be well trained in all aspects of fire door safety.  A fire door inspector needs a good appreciation of the current standards to achieve competence and well trained fire door inspector will save you money in the long-run because they will make money-saving recommendations to help prolong the service life of your doors. We can, should you wish offer a repairs and maintenance service for fire doors as well as training for your fire door installation.

Contact us today for expert practical help and advice about fire doors, fire door safety and first class training  for fire door installations

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Who Inspects Your Fire Doors?

Every building owner, with the exception of domestic housing, is required by law to undertake an annual fire risk assessment. The fire risk assessment should identify fire safety management processes; fire hazards; those people at risk; mitigation measures and action to be taken; information and training needs and how the assessment will be kept under review. If the building owner/landlord has five or more employees, the fire risk assessment must be recorded in writing. The individual tasked with producing the fire risk assessment is known as the Responsible Person.

Fire doors are an essential part of a building’s Passive Fire Protection, ensuring that the building is compartmentalised and helping to prevent the fire from spreading, allowing any occupants time to escape. Fire doors act as any other door in normal service, but in a fire they take on a critical role – to save lives and to protect property.

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How Do You Know If They’re Safe?

If you are the Responsible Person, you must make sure that the fire risk assessment is carried out. You can appoint a Competent Person* to do the actual assessment, but you are still responsible in law.

So how confident are you or your appointee in checking the fire doors and all the components fitted to them in your building? Do you know what to look for, or what to do if the doors or any of their components require maintenance?

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Why Should Your Fire Doors Be Inspected Professionally?

The condition of fire doors and their components is included as part of the fire risk assessment. Building owners who fail to comply with the regulations can be prosecuted and fined or even sent to jail. Recent prosecutions have been severe, even for seemingly trivial issues such as failing to fit fire seals or closers or wedging a fire door open.

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The Fire Door Inspection Scheme

The Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) is a scheme delivered by the BWF-CERTIFIRE scheme and the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers. These are the two leading authorities on fire doors and their components. FDIS Inspectors provide a professional service for building owners who require a competent and detailed survey and report on the condition and function of the fire doors on their premises.

All checks are carried out by fire door safety professionals

The fire door work is undertaken by certificated fire door safety professionals who have undertaken training and been independently assessed to prove that they are competent to inspect fire doors. This provides building owners and managers with confidence that the fire doors on the premises have been rigorously inspected.

  • Fire doors are inspected by qualified fire door safety professional who have been assessed by Exova Warringtonfire, an independent third party.
  • FDIS Inspectors provide clients with a detailed inventory and written report on the condition and functionality of each fire door. The report is held securely online.
  • The fire door safety report may be used by the designated responsible person as part of regulatory requirements in a fire risk assessment of the building.
  • Requirements for any remedial work on fire doors are identified in the report.
  • A label is attached to each fire door indicating when inspection was undertaken and demonstrates to the users of the building that the doors have been surveyed professionally.
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Fire door inspections give you and your clients peace of mind

Having your fire doors inspected by qualified, third-party assessed and certificated professionals not only gives you peace of mind, it also reassures the building’s occupiers that you take fire safety seriously.

Fire safety and properly inspected fire doors are essential for offices, nursing homes, schools and housing

From hotels, office buildings, nursing homes and schools to student accommodation or local authority housing, every occupier has the right to feel that if a fire does break out, they will be safe, and that the fire doors in the building will perform as they were intended. Let us go to work for you. Start by searching our list of available commercial properties.

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