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Requirements for the correct maintenance of Fire Doors in the UK.
  • Fire Door Maintenance London & South East
  • BM Trada Q-Mark Certified
  • leading service provider
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

Fire door maintenance / servicing Sussex

With our HQ in Cranbrook, we manage multiple large sites of national interest, within West and East Sussex.

We were one of the first companies in the UK to be certified by Q-Mark for Fire Door Installation, Maintenance, Surveying and Fire Stopping. This along with other compliance related certifications makes our service provision unique.

Whilst theoretically anyone can maintain 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.

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

Inspection / maintenance 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.

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.

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 Maintenance Certificate

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.

Fire Door Maintenance Certificates include:

  • Door ID / Location.
  • Intended Fire Rating.
  • Registered Installation Company / Engineer.
  • Date of install and recommended maintenance schedule.
  • Manufacturer documentation on the door.

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