Fire Door Compliance

Fire door compliance assesses the two key factors of fire doors: the various components which make up a fire door set, and the processes in place to keep fire doors in good working order. Building owners have a legal responsibility to ensure their fire doors are compliant with the Fire Safety Order 2005.

Any slight alteration to a fire door can prevent it from working effectively, placing lives at risk in the event of a fire. It’s crucial to have fire doors regularly assessed by a professional, or as soon as any noticeable changes or damages occur to ensure you remain in line with fire door compliance.

How do You Ensure Fire Door Compliance?

The main way to keep your fire doors compliant is with regular inspections and maintenance by a trained professional. Following the tragedy at Grenfell, the rules around the frequency of fire door inspection and maintenance plans have tightened. As a general rule, you need to inspect fire doors every 6 months, but this increases for high-use areas. 

However, fire door compliance is a dynamic, ongoing process. It’s often easier and more cost-effective to remediate an existing fire door than it is to replace the whole door set. We’ll help you to implement effective processes to keep on top of your fire doors so they don’t get beyond the point of remediation. Speak to our team today to book your appointment. 

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Our Process

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Scope of works and deliverables agreed • Full fire strategy of the building provided by the client • Deadlines and timetable agreed, including any out of hours work required



Work as agreed in the scope is coordinated and performed • This will be delivered by our in house firestopping team accredited by IFC and cleared and insured



Finalise and issue our tailored report detailing findings from the scope of works • Adaston advise on next steps if required and provide continued support


Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Do fire doors require certification to demonstrate compliance?

    Yes, fire doors require certification to ensure compliance. Read our in-depth fire door regulations handbook to learn more.

  • What are the consequences of non-compliance with fire door regulations?

    Failure to comply with fire door regulations can result in prosecution. Refer to the official government penalty guide for more information.

  • What standards govern fire door compliance in the UK?

    The Fire Safety Regulations (2022) act mandates the inspection and quality of all fire doors, including the door manufacturer’s door certification and installation instructions. Any person with control of the building is responsible for ensuring compliance.

  • What are the common compliance issues with fire doors?

    Common fire door compliance issues include excessive gaps, doors that don’t completely shut, broken doors, and missing fire or smoke seals, signage and records.

  • How often should fire doors be inspected for compliance?

    While fire doors must be regularly check every three to twelve months as a standard, each fire door and building has different regulations, such as:

    • If the top storey of the building is above 11 metres:
    • Flat entrance fire doors must be checked every 12 months
    • Fire doors in communal areas must be checked every 3 months
    • Stairways, lobbies and corridor fire doors must be checked every 3 months with regular monitoring between inspections
    • Doors to plant rooms, service cupboards and risers must be checked every 3 months