Fire Door InspectionFire doors are key to protecting property and the occupants within.
Inspection of Commercial and Residential Fire Doors
Fire Doors are key to protecting commercial and residential properties and the occupants within. A correctly operating fire door will prevent the spread of fire, smoke and toxic fumes within the premises. If fire doors are not fit for purpose, your building and occupants are at risk.
Take the first step in securing the safety and compliance of the fire doors in your building by contacting EFL for friendly advice and a quote for your Fire Door Inspections, Maintenance or Fire Door Installation.
Why choose EFL to carry out your Fire Door Inspection?
- EFL conduct Fire Door inspections in line with the FDIS approved guidelines, including The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and Building Regulations.
- EFL employ professional fire door inspectors whose competence and knowledge are assessed and certified to the appropriate industry standards.
- EFL compile and produce the inspection reports to demonstrate compliance to fire service enforcement officers, building control, insurers and other external bodies.
What does the EFL Fire Door Inspection include?
The EFL fire door inspection provides a comprehensive assessment and inventory for all your fire doors in order to confirm their suitability. The inspection of each door incorporates up to 90 individual checks in order to classify them as “Suitable”, “Nominal” or “Unsuitable” in line with the FDIS best practice guidelines.
Each door will be registered on the FDIS National Database accordingly and for those doors that are “Unsuitable” a detailed report will be produced highlighting the list of deficiencies and the remedial action that must be taken in order for the door/s to be compliant.
How often should Fire Doors be checked?
Regular inspections and maintenance will ensure your fire doors are compliant and fit for purpose and should be considered in the same way as regularly testing a fire alarm or a fire extinguisher. Due to general use, traffic flow and wear and tear, all fire doors should be checked by the appointed competent person/contractor every 6 months to ensure that they function correctly. Any defect, damage or fault with the door should be reported and rectified immediately.
EFL Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)
The EFL Fire Door PPM Programme provides complete peace of mind by undertaking the 6 monthly inspections by a certified fire door inspector in line with the recommendations within Article 18 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and FDIS guidelines. A detailed PPM Report will immediately identify any defects and provide you with a recommended corrective action plan so that non-conformances can be quickly remedied.
DO YOU KNOW?
If you are the “Responsible Person” for fire safety, you have a legal duty to ensure that occupants are protected from fire.
Article 17 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 makes it a legal requirement that all equipment and devices (including fire resisting doors and escape doors) are correctly installed and adequately maintained for them to be fit for purpose and to safeguard the safety of persons in your premises. The authorities have the power to enforce the Fire Safety Order and may serve a prosecution against those responsible when breaches are discovered.