Fire Door Maintenance

Fire door maintenance is a legal requirement and crucial for ensuring the safety of people and property in the event of a fire. As per the Fire Safety Regulations 2022, fire doors must meet current legislative standards to classify as legally compliant. It means regular maintenance has never been more important.

Not only does regular fire door maintenance bring an extra level of safety, but it’s also cost-effective in the long run. By keeping doors in good working order, you extend their lifespan and mitigate the need for replacing them more often than necessary.

Fire Door Inspections

Fire Door Inspection and Maintenance Specialists

As fire door inspection and maintenance specialists, we conduct regular surveys across buildings of all types and ages to ensure they work effectively. This includes high-rise residential buildings, healthcare facilities and all commercial premises.

Our qualified team then builds bespoke maintenance plans based on the findings of these surveys. Wherever possible, we’ll remediate existing doors with repairs to keep them compliant and in line with test data. If this isn’t possible, we supply and replace entire door sets that adhere to the strictest industry standards.

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Our Process

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01

Planning

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

02

Implementation

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

03

Completion

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

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Why Is Fire Door Maintenance Important?

    Aside from being a legal requirement, fire door maintenance is important as it ensures the integrity of the door is not compromised. If a fire door is unchecked, it could have long-term damage or other issues that have gone unnoticed. Without regular maintenance, people are at risk of the door being unable to hold back fire in the event of an emergency. Also, maintenance is a valuable investment that will reduce the risk of costly repairs and increase the durability of the fire door.

  • How Often Should Fire Doors Be Inspected and Maintained?

    The frequency of fire door inspections depends on multiple factors, including the building type and regulations. As a general rule, a fire door should be inspected every 6 months to ensure there is no damage. However, we recommend asking a specialist for advice as some doors require surveying every 3 months.

  • Who Should Conduct Fire Door Maintenance?

    Fire doors must be maintained by responsible, trained and qualified professionals. Building owners are advised to use a certified fire door inspector to ensure all checks and maintenance are completed to the highest standard.

  • What Does Fire Door Maintenance Involve?

    Fire door maintenance typically includes a:

    • Visual inspection
    • Functional testing
    • Clearance check
    • Seal inspection
    • Hardware inspection
    • eneral repairs (replacing hinges, intumescent strips, checking and adjusting closers, reviewing and repairing/replacing ironmongery, damaged signage, etc)
    • Maintenance
    • And the completion of proper documentation of regulatory compliance

  • What Should Be Done if a Fire Door Fails Inspection?

    Failing a fire door inspection is somewhat similar to failing a car MOT. In its current state, the fire door cannot be legally used as it won’t perform as designed in the event of a fire. Therefore, putting lives and property at risk. Depending on the damage, it will require repairing or replacing.

  • Are There Any Legal Requirements for Fire Door Maintenance?

    Yes, there are a multitude of legal requirements relating to fire door maintenance. The regulations followed depend on the type of building and fire door. To best understand your building requirements and the applicable laws, contact us today. If you want to learn more about the specific standards Adaston adhere, view our list below:

    • Approved Document B (Fire Safety) of the Building Regulations
    • Building Regulations 2010 (England and Wales)
    • Building Regulations 2004 (Scotland)
    • Building Regulations 2012 (Northern Ireland)
    • BS 9999:2021 Code of Practice for Fire Safety in the Design, Management, and Use of Buildings
    • BS 8214:2020 Timber-based fire door assemblies: code of practice
    • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005