Industry Leading Fire Door Inspections in London
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Our friendly, professional, and knowledgeable teams are available to conduct detailed fire door surveys and ensure that you comply with fire door regulations and fire safety regulations. We also sign off on fire doors that are about to be installed.
We take pride in offering first-rate service and our regulatory reform fire safety services. Our professional team completes our industry-leading reports. Our inspectors will inspect all fire doors in your building and provide you with a report outlining any issues that they find. As a result, you will be able to make more informed decisions about fire safety.
When should you have your fire doors inspected?
The frequency of inspections is determined by the building's use. Six-monthly checks, for example, would be more appropriate in a quiet, small company office. In contrast, a hospital, school, or residential building would necessitate more frequent inspections. As a result, as the "responsible person," it is critical that you understand the environment and the expected usage of the fire doors under your control.
Inspections should be performed every six months, according to BS 9999: Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management, and use of buildings. At the same time, the Fire Safety Order and the Fire Safety Act make regular inspection and maintenance of fire doors a legal requirement.
Metro-PAT 247 Limited recommends having your fire doors inspected at least every six months.
How can Metro-PAT 247 Limited assist you with fire safety and protection?
Metro-PAT will provide expert advice throughout the process, assisting you in determining the following steps to ensure compliance with fire door regulations.
This report also informs you of any corrective action that is required. As a result, the Responsible Person can use this report to plan maintenance work. As a result, you will be able to make your fire doors compliant.
Furthermore, our BM-Trada Q-Mark accredited in-house Fire Door Maintenance Team can perform any necessary repairs. As a result, you can rest assured that the doors are now in compliance.
Fire Door Compliance London
When it comes to your fire safety plan for your property or premises, it should include fire doors and a fire door installation as a key component. When used properly, fire doors help to prevent fires from spreading throughout a structure, a fire door will give occupants time to leave as well as time for the fire brigade to arrive and try to recover your property. A fire door should be able to contain a fire for at least 30 minutes if it is properly constructed and certified by a BWF -Certified Manufacturer that uses suitable components that have been approved and certified by an authorised third party.
Although making sure that you install fire doors is an essential obligation, it’s also important that you consider sprinklers and fire detection. As vital as the door itself are its components, this includes the hinges, seals, handles, and glazing, which is so that smoke and fire won't escape via the opening caused by warped or moved doors during a fire. The door seals and gaps, door frame and the wall are as important as the door as, as they also help to slow down the rate of fire and smoke spread, providing fire protection.
Fire Door Regulations
Modern fire doors have a 30-minute fire resistance built right into them and they are regulated and a requirement by law that they are provided in communal areas and shared spaces with other occupants. In the event of a fire, they will ensure that important escape routes are safeguarded. In the case of a fire, they are made to automatically close behind you, holding back the flames and preventing the spread of the fire and hazardous smoke into exits, hallways, and other apartments in the building.
Should you be someone who is responsible for a property, it’s likely that you will be required to adhere to particular safety precautions in order to keep people safe. This includes most buildings, places and structures, it’s a property manager's responsibility to make sure that shared areas, or properties of multiple occupants have a working fire door.
What is a Fire Door?
Fire doors have been designed for their closing mechanism, they are usually installed at the top of the door and it's a spring loaded component or hydraulic mechanism that forces the door to close with a self closing device. They will also prevent fire and smoke from passing from one area to another.
It’s also important to remember that a lot of doors may include some or all of these features, but they may not be considered to be ‘fire doors’. To be referred to as a ‘fire door’, the design will need to be certified by a manufacturer. Fire door certificates are provided once a door has passed various tests and is also at an approved centre, this will include fire and stress simulation. You will also be able to tell which doors have been certified as they will have an attached label which will include the manufacturer, date of manufacturing as well as the designated fire rating. When it comes to maintaining fire doors, it's important that they are serviced and included in fire safety measures as well as a fire risk assessment.
For more information, contact Metro-PAT 247 today.