Fire Door Maintenance (Fire Door Maintenance)

 

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Fire Door Maintenance

Fire doors have a vital role to play in delaying the spread of fire and smoke, thereby supporting life safety and property damage risk control strategies.

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Why you NEED Fire Door Maintenance

Fire doors play a pivotal role in ensuring the overall safety within your building. Therefore, it is incredibly important that they are properly maintained throughout there use, helping to assure the ongoing safety of all occupants within the building.

As with any similar life-saving device or equipment, a fire door should be regularly checked to ensure that it functions properly and is fit for purpose and ready for use.

 

Fire doors are often overlooked but they should be treated just as seriously as any other fire safety equipment testing the battery of a smoke alarm or having the pressure of a fire extinguisher checked regularly.

As stated by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): 

In addition to the annual inspection and testing of fire door
assemblies, it is the facility manager’s responsibility to retain
records — in either hard copy or digital form

Did you know?

In most cases, fire doors throughout the building should have a minimum of 30 minutes fire resistance.

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Over 2,000 fire doors fail safety audits every year!

What does Fire Door Maintenance involve?

Routine maintenance of vital parts of fire doors, such as safety devices and fire door controls help ensure that doors are in full working order and help prolong the life of your doors. Also helping identify parts that are worn or damaged, which may later cause the door to fail assessment for the building.

If there is even just one element to the door that is not properly maintained or out of place, this could have an adverse effect on how that door performs in the event of a fire.

 

Therefore, Fire doors should always be regularly inspected for damage that may prevent the door from performing when required to. This may well form in conjunction with and as part of the general risk assessment for the building.

Five Step Fire Door Check

  • ​Check for Certification (Fire-rated door label)

  • Check for door apertures

  • Check the gaps and seals around the door frame

  • Check the door closures are working properly

  • Check the door operation

The Fire Door is a crucial safety barrier

Fire doors should always be regularly inspected for damage that may prevent the door from performing when required to. This may well form in conjunction with, and as part of, the general risk assessment for the overall building.

How often should Fire Doors be professional inspected?

  • Periodic checks should be carried out at least once every six months

  • Newly occupied buildings may require more frequent checks in the first year of use

  • Doors where traffic is high are likely to be more susceptible to damage and should be checked more frequently than other doors in the building.

Why you should use Protest ES Ltd fire safety experts

We provide a vast array of high quality fire door maintenance solutions, ensuring that every fire door that we work on is safe and that they meet current industry standards.

 

We have an expert team of qualified fire safety compliance experts that are trained to relevant industry standards, meaning that all inspections are backed with our certification once complete.

 

Giving you complete peace of mind that your fire doors are always safe and always fit for purpose.

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