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 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.

Our Services

Detailed Fire Door Inspections

Our fire door inspections are accompanied by appropriate note-taking of each inspection point of the assembly within the door report, accompanied with evidential photographs to demonstrate to the reader what is being discussed by the door inspector. Our door inspection reports are benchmarked in their findings to BS8214 or any available certification.

Building Awareness

Our fire door inspectors will request and use any available information provided to make the fire door inspections more efficient and cost-effective. Inspecting fire doors that don’t serve strategic fire safety purposes can be a costly endeavour, and we actively seek to avoid any unnecessary costs.

Fire Door Registers

As an optional extra (included within any FDIS services as standard), we can provide a fire door register for your premises. This register will provide you with key component information on each of your fire doors, including an overview of its current compliance status.

Fire Door Maintenance Advice

We offer expert advice on maintaining the functionality and integrity of your fire doors.

Re-Inspections and Certifications

Our team conducts re-inspections post-maintenance and can provide certifications of compliance

Why us?

Fully Certificated and Competent

Our experienced Fire Door Inspectors are holders of the fire door diploma (DipFD), and many 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.

100% Client Satisfaction

We take great pride in our work and aim to exceed your expectations. We ensure that all of our fire risk assessments are delivered on time and within budget, with minimal disruption to you and your business.

Guaranteed Compliance

We guarantee that when you book an inspection with us, all fire doors will be inspected in line with the relevant safety standards and regulations. Our reports are clear and concise, detailing any issues or potential problems, and enabling you to make informed decisions about how best to proceed.

Experience & Expertise

Our team is made up of seasoned professionals with a wealth of experience in the fire safety industry. We understand the importance of fire door inspections and will always strive to ensure that your premises are compliant with all relevant regulations while providing you with advice and guidance where needed.

No Hidden Costs

We believe in treating our customers fairly and are open and transparent about all of our prices. We will never surprise you with extra fees or charges – the price we quote is the price you pay.


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.
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
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.
Originally 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. The scheme, as of November 2023, is now solely by the BWF. Fire Door Inspectors certified by FDIS are trained to the highest standards and undergo a rigorous registration, training, and assessment process before being granted certification.
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.
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.
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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