A fire door is a door with a fire-resistance rating used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and to enable safe escape from a building.
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Section 17 stipulates that all fire protection systems and elements of fire compartmentation should be subject to routine inspection and maintenance to ensure that they are in good working order.
of the Fire Safety Order makes it a legal requirement to ensure that all fire resisting doors and escape doors are correctly installed and adequately maintained in order for them to be fit for purpose.
Ventilation Surveys & Services Limited can undertake independent fire door inspections with our trained and competent inspectors. We do not manufacture or install Fire Doors so we are an independent solution. However, if this a requirement Ventilation Surveys & Services Limited work closely with accredited and approved specialised sub-contractors to fit any replacement Fire Doors required on site.
Fire doors in buildings should be inspected on a 6-monthly basis as a minimum. Fire 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. E.g. once per week or once per month.
Newly occupied buildings may require more frequent checks in the first year of use.