Fire Door Inspection FAQs

FTS Safety Solutions provide Fire Door Inspections using FDIS Certificated Inspectors who are qualified to undertake fire door inspections. Not only have they achieved a Diploma in Fire Doors but they have also had their competence and knowledge independently assessed to become CertFDI certificated fire door inspectors.

fire door inspection FAQsUnder the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Fire doors should be inspected and maintained at least annually. However, depending on the type of building the “responsible person” is required to influence the frequency of fire door inspections. Some buildings, such as schools and hospitals, are subject to heavy traffic and the doors have a hard time often being subjected to repeated misuse. BS9999 recommends six monthly inspections and includes guidance on some of the main inspection criteria, the responsible person should ensure an adequate routine for inspections and maintenance is in place.

Fire doors play a vital role in fire safety and are a legal requirement in all non-domestic properties. To ensure that fire doors comply with the fire safety regulations and are operating as they should, we have compiled some of the most frequently asked fire door inspection questions.

Fire Door Inspection FAQs

The Entrance door to my flat doesn’t have a self-closer - should it?
How often do I legally have to inspect my fire doors?
Does my door need a self-closing device?
How heavy are fire doors?
Can I paint my fire door?
Do I need door seals?
What is the maximum glazed area in a fire door?
Is it OK to fit a roller bolt catch to a fire door?
Timber fire doors have been fitted with a magnetic hold-open devices and door-closers and the doors have twisted and don’t close properly.
To what extent do intumescent fire seals expand in the door edges?

If you have further questions regarding fire doors or fire door inspections please contact us on 0330 6600264 or email [email protected]

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