Fire Door Safety Week helps to raise the awareness of Fire Doors throughout the UK, and we are very appreciative of this.
Being one of the first companies to be registered for both Q-Mark Fire Door Installation and Maintenance, we have seen the landscape evolve rapidly over the past few years.
This year we have seen Fire Doors being taken ever more seriously, subsequently plans have been put into place by businesses and action has materialised!
Whilst we do provide compliance-related third-party certification for Fire Doors, we have also seen a large uptake in the number of intermediate internal Fire Door checks, by internal staff.
When completing a project, we normally provide the internal teams with a framework as to what checks they can do on-site. Often these surveys are bundled with pre-existing checks done on site. This marginally increases the times for internal staff to do checks, yet has a massive impact on the safety of the building as a whole.
This method has seen a significant benefit to our clients, as not only does it highlight the issues from a safety point of view, but it often also reduces the chances of issues becoming bigger problems. This has resulted in significantly less, full Fire Door Replacements, as now only minor works are required.
This method not only saves the company money, but more importantly, it instils the correct approach to building maintenance and compliance.
This year has also seen an exploration of various new blog posts. With these posts, we hope to educate the industry as a whole. Links to these posts can be found below.
In this article we are going to discuss:
In this article, we will cover how long a Fire Door should last in terms of fire protection.
If you are wondering how long a Fire Door will last in terms of maintenance, then it’s best to visit our article Fire Door inspection frequency.HOW LONG DOES A FIRE DOOR LAST?
The two main construction types of Fire Doors in the UK are Timber and Metal.
Timber doors make up the majority of Fire Doors, as the most common fire rating is FD30 (30 minutes protection).
Anything above FD120 (120 minutes of fire protection) is then generally covered by Metal doors.WHAT ARE FIRE DOORS MADE OF?
Fire Doors are an essential part of the passive fire safety system of any educational establishment.
Whilst we love working with the educational sector, we recognise that doors within this environment tend to suffer from higher than average wear and tear. This is partly due to high volumes of traffic but also down to ‘user behaviour’.
Ultimately the user will use the door how they wish, so countering specific behaviour is a key part when specifying a Fire Door.FIRE DOORS FOR SCHOOLS & THE EDUCATION SECTOR
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