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Fire Door Inspections
Fire doors are an essential part of any passive fire protection within buildings and can literally be the difference between life and death.
Fire doors are classed as essential pieces of safety equipment. As such, it is a legal requirement to ensure a suitable maintenance regime for fire doors as per Article 17 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. This responsibility falls on the shoulders of building owners and operators, who as the 'responsible person', must take all necessary steps to ensure that fire doors are maintained in a safe condition at all times.
From commercial premises and social housing to schools and nursing homes, all building occupiers should feel confident their building is safe and well maintained.
Did you know that companies and landlords have been fined approximately £40,000 even where no fire has occurred?
At Eyton Solutions, we pride ourselves as industry leaders when it comes to fire door inspections and assessments. We recognise that fire safety is of the utmost importance, so we go above and beyond to ensure that our clients are fully informed and compliant with all relevant regulations. With thousands of satisfied customers, you can trust us to provide you with an expert, professional and affordable service that meets your specific needs.
Contact us now to find out how we can help you ensure your premises are safe, secure and compliant.
Why Eyton Solutions?
Our experienced Fire Door Inspectors are FDIS-certified, the only nationally-accredited scheme for Fire Door Inspections. This provides assurance that you are getting a competent professional inspection service which may help to save lives and demonstrate legal compliance to any authority and/or your tenants.
We are UKAS accredited by British Approvals for Fire Equipment (BAFE) to provide fire risk assessments. This means that our team of assessors have been independently assessed and approved to carry out fire risk assessments to the highest standards.
To further guarantee our level of quality, all of our assessors are on the National Fire Register, with several individually verified under the UKAS Nationally Accredited scheme FRACS with Warrington fire.
Gathering Information, Premises Visit and Assessment
When you confirm your fire door inspection requirements, we will start by gathering as much information about your premises and the fire doors in question. This could include measurements, any existing documents such as Fire Risk Assessments, and any other relevant information.
Once we have this information, one of our Fire Door Inspectors will visit your premises and conduct a thorough inspection of all fire doors to ensure they are in proper working order and compliant with the relevant safety standards.
From our clients
Weavervale Housing Trust
"Quick to respond. All staff are professional and competent in what they do and there is very proactive approach to resolving issues and supporting us as the client."
Worcestershire County Council
"Breath of fresh air. From 3 previous assessors, Eyton Solutions Ltd are by far the better company."
"Extremely knowledgeable." Able to understand the challenges from a business point of view and provide practical straightforward advice with no waffle!"
Fire Risk Assessment FAQs
What Is a Fire Door Inspection?
A fire door inspection is a thorough visual inspection of a fire door assembly to ensure that the components are in working order, meet all applicable codes and standards, and are correctly installed and maintained.
Inspections are carried out by qualified inspectors who check for proper installation, operation, and maintenance of the fire door assembly to ensure compliance with fire safety regulations.
What Does the Fire Door Inspection Process Involve?
The fire door inspection process typically involves:
Visual inspection of all fire-resisting doors, fire door frame, hinges, door leaf intumescent seals and other components
Checking for signs of wear or damage
Verification that fire door labelling is present and legible
Assessment of fire door signage for escape doors
Inspection of hold-open devices
Checking for alignment, clearances and gaps between the door/frame
Testing for latching/locking mechanisms
Assessment of any fire door modifications
Testing the operation of self-closing devices
Will My Insurance Company Require a Fire Door Inspection?
In some cases, your insurance company may require a fire door inspection before they will provide cover. It is important to check with your insurance provider to determine their specific requirements.
We are more than happy to help you with any queries and can provide the necessary documentation for an insurance inspection upon request.
Do I Need to Hire a Qualified Fire Door Inspector?
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 stipulates that the Responsible Person of the premises has a legal requirement to ensure that all fire safety equipment is regularly inspected and tested by a ‘competent person’.
This means that it is essential to hire a qualified fire door inspector in order to comply with current regulations.
How Often Should I Conduct Fire Door Inspections?
Fire doors should be regularly checked and inspected every 6 months as a minimum requirement. For areas with more frequent use, a weekly or monthly inspection may be necessary to ensure the fire doors are in safe working order
It is also important to have a full inspection carried out after any installation or repair work has been completed, as well as any time there has been an incident involving the door. This helps to ensure that all relevant safety regulations are being met and that your premises remain safe and compliant.
What is The Fire Door Inspection Scheme?
A joint venture between the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) and the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI), The Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) was established in 2012 as the only nationally-accredited scheme for fire door inspections.
Fire Door Inspectors certified by FDIS are trained to the highest standards and have undergone a rigorous process of registration, training and assessment before being granted certification.
How Much Do Fire Door Inspections Cost?
The cost will vary depending on the size and complexity of your premises. We offer competitive rates for our services and are happy to provide you with a tailored quote based on your specific requirements.
What Are the Penalties for Not Conducting Fire Door Inspections?
Failure to adhere to fire safety regulations can result in severe penalties, including fines of up to £40,000 and/or imprisonment. It is essential that fire door inspections are conducted regularly in order to maintain compliance with regulations and minimise the risk of costly penalties.
At Eyton Solutions, we are committed to providing our customers with complete peace of mind when it comes to fire safety. We understand the importance of regular fire door inspections and will always go above and beyond to ensure that your premises remain compliant. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your fire door inspection needs.
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