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The Ultimate Fire Door Maintenance List For All Round Safety

Fire door maintenance is pretty straightforward. However, when it comes to checking them over, it’s best to have a plan in place. This way, you can ensure that your fire-resistant doors will extend the maximum protection possible if the need arises.

Fire doors are one of the most important components of your building’s fire protection system. They are designed to stop the fire from spreading and help people inside leave the building safely. 

When fire doors are properly maintained, they work effectively in protecting people and properties during a fire. On the other hand, if they are not maintained properly, they may fail to function as they should, compromising safety and allowing the rapid spread of flames. Ensuring fire safety in a building is necessary, and regular maintenance of fire doors plays a crucial role in meeting this standard.

Not only that, as per Article 17 of the Fire Safety Order, all fire doors must be properly installed and maintained. Failing to abide by this will be considered a breach of the order. This could lead to your property being shut down while the necessary safety changes are made. 

To ensure fire safety during a catastrophic event and make sure that you’re in full compliance with the regulations, it is best to sign up for regular ‘Fire Door Inspection’ with Doorway Services. 

To make this easier for you, we’ve compiled a list that’ll not only keep you up to date with the maintenance work of your fire doors but also ensure all-round safety around the clock!

Let’s take a look.

1. Schedule Routine Maintenance Checks

One of the most common questions about fire doors is, “How often should fire doors be checked?” Ideally, fire door checks should be carried out at least twice a year. But if the building is newly constructed, the fire door assessments should be more frequent – preferably at least once every three months. Additionally, you need to keep an eye on the foot traffic that your building receives. Areas that experience the largest flow of people should have fire doors that are in top-notch condition and not damaged in any way. 

Here, fire door checks must be made as often as once every week.

2. Fire Door and Frame Set Checks

At the time of fire door inspection, be as thorough as possible and pay attention to the smallest details. To ensure that you comply with the regulations, you have to check the door frame and set. 

This includes:

  • Check that the appropriate gap between the door frame and the door is maintained.
  • The seals are intact and in place with no damage whatsoever.
  • Correct signage is being used.
  • There’s no blockage in the transfer grille.

You can refer to the fire door checklist readily available online as it highlights all the aspects that are to be inspected. Moreover, these fire door check sheets make it easier to work through the maintenance checks systematically to avoid missing out on something. 

3. Create and Maintain a Fire Door Register

If your building (s) has more than one fire door installed with varying inspection schedules, it’ll be best to create and maintain a fire door register to be on track with the inspections and their due dates. 

Your register will be the central source that’ll contain information regarding:

  • Door specifications
  • Different door components required
  • Maintenance work undertaken
  • Various checks required
  • Fire certificate numbers
  • Date of fire door installation (s).

In essence, your fire door register will have a firsthand record of all repair/maintenance-related aspects. Additionally, it’ll protect you in case of any legal actions and/or investigations. It’s essential to update the register regularly to include any new information or make a record of any changes in your fire door assessment to ensure compliance with safety regulations.

4. Fire Door Repairs

If the maintenance checks bring to light any repair work that needs to be done, then you should get on top of it. Ensure that any components you replace are compatible with your fire door. Moreover, make sure that you have the right equipment and tools to carry out the repair work. 

If you’re not sure about the components to be used, then it is best to refer to the fire certificate datasheet to find out about their compatibility with your door model. While you can preside over these checks, it’s recommended that you call in door repair experts at Doorway Services for a professional and safe maintenance check. 

Contact Doorway Services for Expert Fire Door Maintenance Services

Regular fire door maintenance is a necessity rather than a choice. If you neglect its upkeep, fire doors may fail to function properly during a fire, jeopardising safety and increasing the risk of property damage. Prioritising regular maintenance ensures proper function, mitigating damage during a fire emergency.

If you are looking for professional fire door maintenance services, we have got you covered!

At Doorway Services, our experienced door technicians are just a call away. Whether you need guidance, a fire door assessment or maintenance, our impressive track record over the years speaks volumes about the quality we bring to the table. 

What’s more, along with fire door maintenance, we also install and service manual doors, automatic doors and so much more. Our expert door repair and maintenance professionals are always available for quality commercial door repairs and maintenance

Need fire door installation or repair services? Give us a call today.

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