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The importance of fire doors in rental homes

The importance of fire doors in rental homes Landlords are required under the ‘2005 Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order (FSO)’ to ensure that their tenants and properties are safe. They are described as the “responsible person” and, if they fail to take action and fulfil their duties, they can be criminally prosecuted. A fire risk…

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Fire door maintenance and inspections

Fire door maintenance and inspections According to health and safety standards in the UK – specifically BS 9999 – fire doors should be inspected at least every six months, in line with the code of practice for fire safety within buildings & The Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order (RRFSO).

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Features of commercial fire doors

Features of commercial fire doors Some commercial fire doors have automatic closing systems which use a time delay door release mechanism, which can be triggered in the case of an emergency. Smoke detectors and smoke seals are other typical features which you can find, and you can expect fire doors to have passed through a…

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The fire door production process

The fire door production process The manufacturing process for commercial fire doors typically combines hand crafting with machinery to produce the finished product, and the matching of veneers, another important part of the design, is of glazed fire doors and the type of glass to be used and intumescent glazing gasket and other types. Commercial…

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Fire doors – some simple facts

Fire doors – some simple facts These days, advances in production techniques for doors mean that commercial organisations can ensure they fulfil many purposes, including providing security which allows only accredited personnel to enter and acoustic properties which make them sound proof. These features are increasingly combined with fire safety attributes, which typically vary according…

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Fire doors for commercial use: what you need to know

Fire doors for commercial use: what you need to know If health and safety is at the top of the priority pyramid for building managers at commercial sites across the UK, then fire safety & in particular fire doors is right at the very top. Responsible organisations have a duty of care to put in…

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5 Step Fire Door Safety Check

5 Step Fire Door Safety Check Read on below for simple checks that anyone can do to make sure their fire doors are compliant and up to the standard required in the RRFSO: Check fire door seals Carefully check the door seals to ensure that they are in good condition and showing no damage; and…

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Fitting & Maintaining Fire Doors

Fitting & Maintaining Fire Doors Fitting a fire door is a very important and if one factor is altered, the fire door will not be as effective as it was originally designed to be. This is why the job should be done by someone who knows what they are doing and have successfully completed the…

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Choosing Fire Doors for offices

What to think about when choosing Fire Doors for offices Many of us work in offices, and most of the time when we’re there we probably just sit at our desks and get on with our jobs. It’s fair to day that we won’t think about the office Fire Doors much – if at all!…

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Fire Door Safety Standards Explained

Fire Door Safety Standards Explained In buildings that regularly house large groups of people, such as schools, hotels, commercial properties, residential apartments, even airports, it is important to ensure that all fire safety standards are met at all times. Fire door safety standards protect people in the case of a fire where immediate evacuation may…

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