When carrying out inspections within your workplace one of your priorities should be to check the integrity of the fire door. Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Fire doors should be inspected and maintained at least annually, however these inspections may be required every six months or even every three months in a busy building.
It is recommended that you a competent person such as a registered FDIS inspector to check your fire doors. These are people that have have had their competence and knowledge independently assessed. Fire doors play a vital role in fire safety and are a legal requirement in all non-domestic properties. Buildings are compartmentalised to delay the spread of fire from one area to another. These compartments are usually linked by fire doors to allow the flow of traffic around the building. Fire doors will form a barrier to stop the spread of fire, and also provide means of escape.
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