6 Common Fire Door Compliance Issues Video
Date: 22/03/2022 | Format: Video | Read: 8 mins
1. Door records
- Fire ratings not established.
- Door ID system not standardised.
- Floor plans incomplete / unclear.
2. Signage/Door Labels
- Fire Door signage incorrect, or not present.
- Manufacturer and / or certified label removed or never installed.
- No door ID label present on door.
- Excessive door gaps due to poor maintenance, install or usage.
- Voids between frame and surrounding structure.
- No frame / architrave sealing.
4. Door closing
- Leaf out of alignment.
- Door closer incorrectly fitted / maintained.
- Latch / lock preventing reliable closing.
- Seals damaged or missing.
- Mixed seals on door voiding compliance.
- No smoke seals on doors requiring them.
- Impact damage to leaf or frame.
- Holes from removed ironmongery.
- Damaged glazing.
- Doors wedged open.
In a survey among fire risk assessors:
- 80% of escape routes were obstructed.
- 65% of fire doors were wedged open.
- 85% had door closers disconnected.
A review revealed of 100 cases prosecuted under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, fire doors were the second highest reason for prosecutions.
It is a legal responsibility to ensure that fire doors are suitably rated for their location / use, correctly installed and that their ongoing performance / integrity to perform is not compromised.