Why do I need to have my fire doors  inspected?

Our fire door inspectors all have more than just one fire door inspection qualification.   

We always aim to provide the best possible service, so our inspectors have qualifications with all three training providers: FDIS, BRE and Door-Check.

The FDIS inspection system requires all door inspection data to be entered to the FDIS central database, but we can offer you a choice that suits your own requirements.

 

With us, because we have the full range of qualifications, where you wish to keep your data confidential we can also provide fire door inspection services without your data being shared with any third party organisation. Just tell us about your own requirements and we will work with you.

Call 07970 201231 or leave a message at our contact page and we will be happy to provide more information about how we can help.

If you are a building operator or owner you probably already know that the law says your Fire Doors need to be fit for purpose.

You don't need to look far to find evidence of local Fire & Rescue services prosecuting hotels, landlords and businesses for Fire Safety Order breaches. The law that applies is the 'Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and compliance is mandatory.

Straight forward help and advice is at hand, our certificated fire door inspectors can provide reports to show whether your doors are compliant and where necessary recommend remedial works in order to make them compliant. Fire door inspectors should work to the highest standards and not look to gain from any remedial works, their report must be accurate fair and independent. Our satisfied clients include housing associations, care homes, schools, hospitals, factories, warehouses as well as private landlords and flat owners.

A good fire door inspector will save you money in the long-run because they will make money-saving recommendations to help prolong the service life of your doors. Importantly the report will also help you carry out any necessary improvements to make your fire doors compliant and therefore improve fire safety at your building.

 

Our experience can help you find the most cost effective way to make sure your fire doors remain fit for purpose. You should never feel pressured in to engaging the services of a fire door inspector or maintenance company that wants to do more work than you are comfortable with.

 

The facts are that the fire doors at most buildings in the UK suffer from defects that render them less effective than they should be. Sometimes the faults can be easily resolved but other times more work is required.

 

The best place to start is with a fire door inspection and  report so that you know what needs to be done to comply with the law and to make your building safer. A good fire door inspector will help you, by consulting with you and your building's fire strategy, to identify which fire doors are most critical to fire safety for your building. That's the place to start and those are the fire doors to work on first to make sure they are suitable to hold back fire and smoke for the necessary period of time.

 

Depending on the type of building you manage, evacuation might be straight forward or there may be a  staged evacuation or stay-put strategy in place. This will have a bearing on which fire doors are most critical to fire safety.

 

Once you have identified which fire doors to inspect first and have made sure they reach the required standard you will be able to have a staged plan to make sure any issues with the remaining fire doors necessary for the fire safety strategy at your building are addressed.  The outcome should be that you have focused on the necessary fire doors (not the doors that don't form part of the fire compartmentation strategy) and have made the necessary improvements effectively without wasting resources but whilst addressing the issues so that the service life of the doors may be prolonged.

 

When you choose a company or an individual to help you with fire safety do make sure that they have the necessary credentials, tell them what you are looking to achieve and ask them how they will go about helping you. UK fire safety law places an obligation on the owner, operator or manager of the building to engage a 'Competent Person'  to advise on and/or carry out fire safety related works.

 

With fire safety don't take chances, get the right people in! 

have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. 

Telephone 07970 201231or email neil.ashdown@btconnect.com