These are some of the things we look out for when testing fire safety doors!
Check that the door is closing ‘to latch’ automatically: Open the door halfway and let it go – it should close to latch. Sometimes the door closer will require adjusting to ensure that this happens.
Ensure that the smoke seals are in place and undamaged. Over time these can become worn or even overpainted.
Check that there are no penetrations or damage to the door.
Check that the 3 hinges are secure and in good condition.
Check the gaps between the door and frame – there should be less than 4mm at the top and sides, and less than 8mm at the bottom of the door
Check the certification – all fire doors will have a plug or label on the top (or side) to indicate they are fully certified fire doors.