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Fire Door Inspections

Fire door inspections are a vital aspect of maintaining the safety and functionality of fire doors in a building. Regular inspections help identify any signs of damage, wear, or improper operation that could compromise the doors’ ability to contain fire and smoke.

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Why do you need inspections

  • Legal requirements
    • Quarterly for tall buildings – communal doors/fire escape routes
    • Annual for flat entrance doors
  • Asset protection
    • A poorly fit door will allow smoke and fire through, which will damage other parts of the property 
    • Insurance companies may not cover that extended damage if the Fire Door was not installed correctly
  • Save lives
      • If you have tenants, and a fire does occur, you want to give them the best possible chance of escaping, or surviving if you have a “stay in place” policy.
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The different Types of Fire door inspections

Factual assessment

Factual assessment based on a fire door, at the time we review the door

A typical Fire Door inspection is a visual inspection of the Fire Door in its current operation. It is like a car MOT, and is checked whether it is works in line with expectations at the time of the assessment. The Building Safety Act has increased the frequency of these checks to quarterly, as annually was too long between checks.

Multiple doors

If multiple doors are inspected at a site, then an executive summary is prepared collating the number of issues.

Once all the door checks are completed at a multiple occupancy site, we collate the results of the individual Fire Door surveys into a summary of all the doors. This gives you, at a glance, the information to understand the overall condition of the Fire Doors and any common traits.

The different Types of Fire door inspections

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Simple report

Simple report per door, showing all the passes and fails

We complete a checklist of points which cover the specification of the door, the condition of the door and frame, check the fire rating of the components and most importantly whether the Fire Door is operational.
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Our report provides a simple pass or fail to each element, giving you the information to decide if any further action is required.

A visual Fire Door inspection

A visual Fire Door inspection varies in cost depending on quantity and location of the doors.

Intrusive Fire Door inspection

 We do see a number of common issues with the visual inspection but it is an intrusive inspection that can highlight a more substantial problem

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So what do we actually check when we complete a visual inspection?

 

    • Door certificates – information about the originally purchased Fire Door
    • Door for damage – any potential damage that impacts on the integrity of the Fire Door
    • Door frame for damage – any potential damage that impacts on the integrity of the frame
    • Door operating correctly – Does it open and close correctly, and when closed are all the intumescent strips in the right place, with the right gaps.
    • Ironmongery – Will any of the hinges or door closers fail to operate in a fire
    • How it closes – Does the door close completely after people have passed through it.
    • Signage – Does the Fire Door have the right instructions on it for individual to be able to follow – Keep Locked – Keep Clear
    • Hinges – are the hinges fire rated and appropriate for the Fire Door. A failed hinge can make a Fire Door ineffective.

What do we offer with an intrusive Fire Door inspection?

 

    • We do see a number of common issues with the visual inspection but it is an intrusive inspection that can highlight a more substantial problem. Intrusive inspections involve taking off the architrace around the door, and inspection how the frame has been installed within the structural opening and the fire stopping methods used to close that gap.
    • A Fire Door is a great tool for containing fire and smoke, but if the frame has been installed incorrectly, then the door won’t matter. The fire and smoke will breach around the frame. The frame will loose its integrity and the Fire Door will not perform.
    • This is a key risk within a building and is the area we see the most problems with as the installers know their works are hidden by the architrave.
    • We can complete an intrusive inspection for £225 per Fire Door, which includes re-instatement of the original architrave but excludes any decorating.

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Fire Door inspection costs

How much does it cost for an intrusive Fire Door inspection?

A visual Fire Door inspection varier in cost depending on quantity and location of the doors. We have a sliding scale pricing depending on quantity of doors you have on a single site.

  • 1 door – £75 per door
  • 2 to 5 doors – £45 per door
  • 6 to 10 doors – £30 per door
  • 10 to 30 doors – £18 per door
  • 31 to 99 doors – £17 per door
  • 100 to 499 doors – £16.50 per door
  • 500 to 999 doors – £16 per door
  • 1,000+ doors – £15 per door
  • No attendance fees

The door fee is per leaf. Single doors have one leaf (so 1x fee), double doors and door and a half both have two leafs (so 2x fee)

 

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