Fire Door Inspections
Why are Fire Doors Important?
Fire doors are an essential part of a building's fire safety equipment as they can prevent the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes, as well as protect escape routes. They are specifically designed to withstand fire for a certain period of time, giving occupants more time to evacuate and emergency services more time to arrive. Without fire doors, fires could spread more rapidly and escape routes could become inaccessible, resulting in greater risk to life and property damage. Therefore, having properly installed and maintained fire doors that are regularly inspected by competent persons is crucial to ensuring the safety of building occupants in the event of a fire.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO or FSO) is a set of UK fire safety regulations that require building owners and managers to ensure that fire doors are properly installed, regularly maintained, and inspected by competent persons. The regulations also require fire safety signage to be compliant with existing regulations. The BS 9999 code of practice for fire safety recommends that fire door inspections be carried out by professionals every six months, or more frequently for heavily used doors. Additionally, fire doors fitted in new build premises should be assessed more regularly during the first year of use. Property managers should also carry out weekly inspections of the building's fire doors themselves and should call out an inspector immediately or a professional who can remedy any issues.
What can Arion do for you?
At Arion we specialise in providing professional fire door inspections to commercial clients in accordance with FSO regulations and relevant fire safety guidelines. Our team of experts are highly trained and experienced in carrying out thorough assessments of fire doors, including checking all components such as door frames, hinges, hardware, glazing, openings, door leaf, door selector, self-closer and the structural integrity of the door. We also scrutinise the protective features around the door, such as door strips and seals, and measure the gaps between the door and frame to ensure compliance. We provide our clients with detailed reports of the inspection findings, including any necessary repairs or replacements to ensure compliance and the safety of building occupants. Our aim is to help our clients maintain the highest level of fire safety in their buildings, providing peace of mind and ensuring the safety of all occupants.