Fire Door Inspections
Fire doors are an integral part of Passive Fire Protection and ultimately contribute to saving lives. QCMS can inspect fire doors and provide you with a report to determine what is required for your doors to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
How often should fire doors be inspected?
Depending on the type of building you are responsible for and who occupies it will influence the frequency of fire door inspections required. Some buildings, such as schools and hospitals, are subject to heavy traffic and the doors have a hard time often being subject to repeated misuse.
BS9999 recommends six monthly inspections and includes guidance on some of the main inspection criteria, but remember that you are responsible for ensuring an adequate inspections and maintenance routine is in place.
What is included during the inspection?
During a fire door inspection our technicians inspect each component of the fire door assembly including:
- Door leaf
- Door frame
- Door closer (self-closing devices)
- Fire safety signage
- Gaps around the doors and threshold gaps
- Glazing (vision panels)
- Hold open devices (closures)
- Intumescent door strip and cold smoke seals
- Locks and levers/handles
Upon completion of fire door inspections, a report is produced detailing the condition of each door and listing the areas of non-compliance, which creates a database and asset register for future on-going inspections.