Fire Doors are technical products. Specialist knowledge is required to maintain them to the correct standards.
Whilst theoretically anyone can service a fire-resistant door, post Grenfell, the regulation of the installation and maintenance of Fire Doors have been under great scrutiny, along with fire safety as a whole.
This new level of awareness now relies on Certified Fire Door Maintainers to complete the work, to ensure a watertight solution for the lifecycle of the Fire Doors Assembly.
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.
Once again, it’s worth noting that any maintenace work carried out to a Fire Door should be to strict standards.
Fire Door companies that are 3rd party certified carry more weight as they (POYNTELL and Q-Mark) are strictly monitored to ensure they meet the standards associated.
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.
When a 3rd party certified company maintains Fire Doors, they can provide you with a certificate associated to that door. They can also provide you with documentation on the door which will go towards your Record of Activities.