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Fire Door Inspection Reports

We are able to offer a Periodic Fire Door Inspection assessment, this is suited to organisations such as schools, universities, nursing homes, landlords, office complexes and so on.

We would provide a periodic inspection report for each of the specified Fire Doors, in this report we would correlate a full and complete asset schedule of all Fire Doors within the property. We would identify any remedial actions required and provide comment on the state of the specified Fire Door(s) in relation to conditions in the adjacent vicinity and the overall risk that any observed defect may present.

Each Fire Door would be inspected against a set of criteria developed by H&K Safety Services, based on check sheets from Fire Door Training UK, The Building Research Establishment (BRE Academy) in conjunction with The Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) along with the freely available checklist provided by the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).

Whilst Fire Doors have been a legal requirement in all non-domestic properties (businesses, commercial buildings, and public buildings) as well as in residential flats and Houses of Multiple Occupants (HMOs) under 11m metres in height since 2005, along with subsequent periodic inspections every 6 months. Change to legislation means Fire Door Inspections have only just been clearly defined as a legal requirement for multi-occupancy residential buildings over 11m in height.

As of 23rd January 2023

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 made it a legal requirement from for responsible persons for all multi-occupied residential buildings in England with storeys over 11 metres in height to:

  • Undertake quarterly checks of all fire doors (including self-closing devices) in the common parts.
  • Undertake – on a best endeavour basis – annual checks of all flat entrance doors (including self-closing devices) that lead onto a building’s common parts.

The regulations also require responsible persons to provide to residents of all multi-occupied residential buildings with two or more sets of domestic premises (that have common parts) information on the importance of fire doors to a building’s fire safety.

As of 1st October 2023

New fire safety guidelines will be implemented for all buildings regulated by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO).

This guidance is part of the Home Office's fire safety reform programme's Phase 3 and is a crucial step towards bolstering fire safety on all FSO-regulated premises.

The new regulations aim to enhance collaboration and coordination between responsible persons (RPs), impose stricter requirements for recording and sharing of fire safety information, simplify the process for enforcement authorities to act against non-compliance, and provide residents with comprehensive information regarding fire safety in their buildings.

The benefits of the new legislation are ...

  • Compliance with regulations – As a new legal requirement, failure to carry out both six monthly and quarterly Fire Door Inspections could result in hefty fines and severe legal consequences.
  • Improved Fire Safety – If it wasn’t clear by now, Fire Door Inspections play a crucial role in preventing the spread of fire and smoke, providing a barrier to protect people and property.
  • Maintenance and repairs – With over 76% of fire doors deemed unfit for purpose, carrying out both six monthly and quarterly checks and inspections gives responsible persons for buildings a chance to make amendments and repairs before a tragedy occurs.
  • Peace of mind – Knowing that your building is fully compliant with compliance requirements and that you’ve minimised the risk of fire spreading throughout a building should give you peace of mind. Quarterly checks allow you to check that door closers, hinges and fire doors are all working properly.

Fire and Rescue Services nationwide are carrying out random visits to both commercial and domestic properties, so it is important that you have sufficient arrangements in place.

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