Fire Doors Save Lives
When in Good
Fire Doors play a significant role in a building’s PFP strategy, providing essential protection to escape and safety regions.
If you are responsible for a building or premises,
it is vital your Fire Doors are regularly checked for possible faults or damage and remain compliant with present regulations, which will help you retain your legal obligations and reduce the risk of prosecution.
What are Fire Doors?
Durable, heavy-duty Fire doors are certified, manufactured, and tested vigorously against the elements to hold off potentially catastrophic fires for as much time as possible. In commercial buildings, these specialist doors help to compartmentalise fire
from one area to another, saving lives and property devastation.
When opened, a Fire Door provides a means of escape, and when closed, they form a much-needed barrier to stop the spread of fire. These two basic safety features are vitally important in a life-threatening situation. Therefore, it is imperative to fire doors are inspected, maintained, and assessed by a specialist regularly as part of all commercial building’s protection.
What does a Fire Door Audit include?
Embark’s Fire Safety Consultants provide a full comprehensive inspection which includes:
All Components, Fixtures, and fittings are in good working order
All certificates comply with current regulations
Through check on cold smoke seals and on intumescent strips
Assessing for damage and gaps in the frame of the door
Fire Door Inspection & Maintenance
Any obstruction or damage to fire doors should be fixed as soon as possible using compatible, correct fire rated components our safety consultants, this advice is covered as part of our in-depth service.
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.