A car will go through a yearly MOT test to ensure it is safe to stay on the road. A Fire Door Inspection / Survey works in a similar manner. The monitoring of the door, not only ensures the efficient / safe usage of the door, it also ensures the door stays in a compliant state and ready to deliver the protection it is designed to provide in the event of a fire.
POYNTELL are 3rd Party Certified to assess the condition of your Fire Doors. We are able to pass doors that are still in a compliant condition, and complete any necessary remedials for doors that aren’t, by employing our certified repair techniques. Each step of the process is logged and documented in accordance with the requirements of 3rd party maintenance certification, ensuring a clean and compliant paper trail that forms the ‘Golden Thread’ of information.
With our HQ in Cranbrook, Kent, we manage multiple large sites of national interest within the county.
Service districts in Kent include: Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Gravesham, Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Shepway, Swale, Thanet and Medway.
There is no set timetable with regard to the frequency that your Fire Doors should be checked, doors subject to high use are more likely to need maintenance more often than doors that rarely get used.
With the right guidance, your own site staff can carry out basic checks on doors on a regular basis, as a general rule of thumb, it is recommended that an external 3rd Party Certified company surveys the Fire Doors every 6 months. This then works in collaboration with an internal weekly / bi-weekly check from a member of the maintenance team.
We can help facilitate this synergy between our external expertise and your internal staff to carry out more frequent audits. This ensures issues are dealt with in a timely manner, and doors stay in optimum condition and in a compliant state throughout the lifecycle of the door.
Factors to consider when building a Fire Door maintenance plan:
Whilst every site will have its own specific problems (e.g. a school will be different to a hospital), it’s safe to say the following are the most common issues we find with Fire Doors.