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Fire Door Inspection Sussex

  • London & Southeast
  • Inspections / Surveys
  • 3rd Party Certified
  • Leading UK Surveyors
ISO 45001 ISO 14001 ISO 9001
Q-Mark Fire Door Installation
Q-Mark Fire Door Maintenance
Q-Mark Fire Stopping
ADIA – The Automatic Door Installation Association
Guild Of Architectural Ironmongers Full Member
SafeContractor Approved

Why inspect / survey a Fire Door?

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, we manage multiple large sites of national interest, within West and East Sussex.

Service districts of West and East Sussex include: Arun, Chichester, Crawley, Horsham, Mid Sussex, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Rother and Wealden.

Inspection Frequency

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:

  • How frequently is the door used?
  • Is it subject to impacts or excessive wear due to its location or use?
  • How would the site be impacted by the malfunction of the door or if it failed to perform effectively in the event of a fire?
  • Has there been a change in the usage of the space that the door protects, potentially changing the requirements of the door and the frequency of check required.
  • Does the Fire Door have any special requirements e.g. security, hygiene and acoustic properties.

Common Fire Door Compliance Problems

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.

Fire Door Inspection Certificate

  • Whilst anyone can check a Fire Door, only 3rd Part Certified companies can give a certificate of significant standing.
  • UKAS the government body monitor and Accredit BM Trada Q-Mark. BM Trada Q-Mark then Certify POYNTELL. This enables us to issue Certified Fire Door Certificates. This continued monitoring and recertification enables us and Q-mark to stay on top of BS EN standards.
  • Post Grenfell, the importance of 3rd Party Certified Surveyors has become the base level for commercial buildings.

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