Fire Door Inspections
Industry leading FDIS Certified fire door inspections.
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How can our certified fire door inspectors help you?
We are fully qualified under the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS). We offer an expert fire door survey service across the West Midlands, we are based in Wolverhampton so we are perfectly located to do fire door inspections in the North West and the South West. Our certified fire door inspectors will survey of your building’s fire doors. We then provide you with a report that breaks down all of the issues for you so you can make informed fire safety decisions.
This report also tells you of any remedial work that needs to take place. By using this report the Responsible Person can plan maintenance work, thus making your fire doors compliant.
An attached label shows you when the inspection was carried out. Any remedial works can be carried out by our in-house Fire Door Maintenance Team who are BM-Trada Q-Mark accredited. Therefore you can be confident that the doors are brought up to compliance.
Why are certified fire door inspections so important?
A fire door is not just a normal door, it is an engineered safety device. Their primary purpose is to protect lives and offer protection to property in the event of a fire. Therefore, they are an integral part of a buildings fire strategy.
A fire risk assessment should discuss the need for fire doors. Legally you must have your fire doors inspected and maintained so that they remain fit for purpose. Therefore it is essential that you take fire safety seriously.
The RRO (Fire Safety Order) states that there has to be ‘a suitable maintenance regime to ensure relevant equipment is kept in an efficient state’, this includes fire doors. According to the RRO it is the Responsible Person’s duty to maintain fire doors, you can face very severe prosecutions if found guilty of having fire doors that are not fit for purpose. Thus, it is vitally important that you conduct thorough fire door inspections.
Do I really need a fire door inspection?
Yes! It is a legal requirement for you (the responsible person under the Fire Safety Order) to maintain the fire doors. It is essential that companies and the responsible person understand that a fire door is designed to save lives.
The Fire Safety Order says that a Responsible Person must employ a Competent Person to carry out fire safety checks. This includes fire door inspections.
Any slight changes or damage to your fire doors can change the way a fire door functions. You’ll need a competent person (Certified FDIS Inspector) to ensure that everything works as it should.
As mentioned above, legally you must have your fire doors inspected and maintained. Article 17 of the Fire Safety Order states that all fire and escape doors are must be maintained and correctly installed.
You should inspect your fire doors every six months as a minimum. Hospitals, universities and schools have more foot traffic, therefore they will need inspections more frequently.
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Fire Door Installations
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Fire Door Maintenance
Learn more about our BM-Trada Q-Mark accredited fire door maintenance teams.
Fire Door Training
Watch this space for fire door training which we will begin offering in the near future.
Here are some questions we frequently get asked about fire doors.
How often should I inspect my fire doors?
As a general rule of thumb you need to inspect your fire doors every six months at minimum. The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 states that the Responsible Person has to inspect and maintain fire safety equipment – this includes fire doors. BS9999 also makes a direct reference to schools and hospitals and states that they have to inspect fire doors every six months.
Do all of my fire doors need closers?
Not all fire doors require a closer. However, most do need one. Doors that are locked such as riser doors and cleaner’s cupboards do not require closers. All other doors do need one. That includes flat entrance doors, cross-corrifor doors and stairwell doors.
Can I paint my fire door?
Yes, in fact at AJM we strongly recommend that you gloss or paint all of your paint grade doors. The reason for this is because timber doors take on and lose moisture depending on the atmospheric conditions. By glossing a door you help keep the moisture content of the door stable. If the door is constantly taking on and losing moisture over time it begins to warp and gaps open up.
Do I need intumescent seals?
Yes, all timber fire doors require intumescent seals. In the event of a fire they expand and seal all of the gaps.
Why do fire doors fail an inspection?
Most fire doors fail an inspection due to poor installation and modifications that affect the integrity of the fire door. The main reasons that fire doors fail is because of gaps and incompatible hardware.