Fire door inspection and remedial advice
It a legal requirement as part of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure that fire resisting doors and escape doors are correctly installed and appropriately maintained to be fit for purpose. The Fire and Rescue Authorities have the power to enforce the Fire Safety Order and can prosecute or prohibit the use of part or all of the building where breaches of the regulations occur. Building owners need ‘competent persons’ to help them comply with fire door regulations.
FSEC can undertake inspections on any commercial building to give you a full assessment of your fire doors, this ensures your fire doors are maintained to the legal safety standard.
Fire Doors quite simply stop the spread of fire and smoke in the event of a fire and give occupants that critical extra time needed to reach an escape route. However that is of course providing they are all in good working order!
Article 17 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO/FSO) makes it a legal requirement to ensure that fire resisting doors and escape doors are correctly installed and adequately maintained in order for them to be fit for purpose. The authorities have the power to enforce the RRO/FSO and do prosecute or even close buildings down where breaches are discovered. Building owners need ‘responsible persons’ as referenced in the Fire Safety Order to help them comply with fire door regulations.
BS9999:2017 Annex I.6.2 states “All fire doors should be inspected every six months.”
A fire door should be checked regularly to ensure it functions correctly and is ready to use. It should be considered in exactly the same way as testing a smoke alarm or a fire extinguisher.
Any slight alteration to the door or its surroundings can affect the performance of a door. Regular inspections ensure you are kept compliant.