Are you compliant?
Fire Door Safety is Mandatory!
Since January 23rd 2023, fire door inspections are required on a 3-monthly basis. Up until then, this was only needed annually.
The new legislation was placed under article 24 of the Fire Safety Order 2005.
As stated in the fact sheet recently published by the government, from 23 January 2023 individuals responsible for multi-occupied residential buildings in England with storeys over 11 metres in height are required to:
• undertake quarterly checks of all fire doors (including self-closing devices) in the common parts
• undertake – on a best endeavour basis – annual checks of all flat entrance doors (including self-closing devices) that lead onto a building’s common parts
These changes are considered by some, to be long overdue. The root of these changes to fire door regulations stems from the tragedy of Grenfell in 2017.
The Grenfell Tower Inquiry that followed made note in Phase 1 that “fire doors play an essential role in preventing or inhibiting the spread of smoke and toxic gases and in preserving the effective compartmentation of buildings.”
Unfortunately, due to a lack of inspection or regulations around the maintenance of fire doors, it was found that Grenfell Tower’s fire doors were not suitable to prevent smoke and gases from spreading.
With severe penalties highlighted for non-compliance, Protest ES Ltd has trained fire door specialists that can ensure checks are made in strict accordance with the new regulations.
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