All fire doors should be inspected every six month.
How do you tell if your door is a fire door?
Certification. The most reliable way to identify a fire door is to look for its certification label. All JELD-WEN fire doors will have a certification label on the top edge of the door leaf.
How can you tell if a fire door is compliant?
checking for damage and making sure the frame is fitted securely, look out for the doors certification label or plug. This will confirm if the door is fire resistant to 30 or 60 minutes. Check the gaps around the top and sides of the door are consistently less than 4mm when closed.
Are fire doors a legal requirement?
Why do you need to provide fire doors? They are specifically designed to withstand fire for up to 30 minutes. They are a legal requirement for flats which open onto communal areas shared with other tenants. This is to make sure crucial escape routes are protected if a fire breaks out.
Who should check fire doors?
Fire Door Inspection London
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, the responsible person in your building/s should carry out regular checks of the fire doors within your premises to ensure fire doors are repaired and maintained as fit for purpose.
Gaps between fire doors and the door frame should never be more than 4mm or less than 2mm. It’s recommended to aim for a 3mm gap to ensure adequate room for the intumescent strips to activate in the event of a fire, and for the smoke seal strips (if installed) to not get damaged by the opening and closing of the door.
When exposed to heat, intumescent seals expand to many times their original size, sealing the gap between the door and the frame and aiding containment of the fire.