Fire Door Management

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in 2006 and applies to most non-domestic premises. Obligations are placed on the ‘Duty Holder or Responsible Person’ for the premises to meet certain levels, Pyrocheck can help you do this.

 

Fire Door Management

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in 2006 and applies to most non-domestic premises. Obligations are placed on the ‘Duty Holder or Responsible Person’ for the premises.

Fire Stopping Installation

Over the years when fire doors have been installed, fire stopping has been completely ignored between the doorset and its substrates. This means that although the fire door may fit excellently, it’s entirely useless as once flames burn through the thin architraves it will have access to penetrate the opening.

We remove the architraves carefully and install appropriate fire stopping. We endeavour to re-use the architraves where possible. This is an intrusive procedure and will require some redecoration that we can also carry out.

Fire Doorset Survey and Report

This is a visual inspection of all aspects for the correct operation of a fire doorset to include the overall condition of the door and frame, ensuring that; the ironmongery is in a serviceable condition; the glazing is suitable and that the glazing beads are undamaged; the intumescent strips are present and in good condition, also that and that the gaps around the door are suitable for their purpose.

A report is carried out for each door and supplied with a summarised report, identifying any issues along with a quote for the corrective works.

Asset Register

An asset register records each part of the fire door and its cost to replace.

When completing the asset register, a doorset identification number is applied to the face of the door and then marked on the building’s fire risk assessment’s floor plans. This is important when completing a fire door survey as a door can be identified regarding any works that may need to be completed.

Alternatively, a doorset identification number can be raised and marked on the fire risk assessment’s floor plan. It is important that the floorplan is updated to include these doorset references.

Service Reminder

It is important that a fire doorset is regularly inspected for defaults. The responsible person for the building should make sure that a doorset is surveyed and maintained in accordance with the building’s risk assessment.  Each fire doorset’s use is different and should be maintained to suit its requirements, for example; a fire doorset in a high traffic corridor (hospital corridor) should be maintained monthly; a Medium traffic doorset (flat door) bi-annually (every 6 months) and a low traffic doorset (boiler cupboard) annually (every 12 months). Remember, each fire doorset has its own requirements and the maintenance record should be mentioned in the buildings fire risk assessment. We will remind you when surveys and maintenance is due to be carried out to make sure you conform to the rrfso 2005.

 


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