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Fire doors fail inspections
These inspections found that 75% of fire doors failed to meet the required standards. The most common reasons for inspection failure were: excessive gaps between the door and the frame (77%); care and maintenance issues (54%); and issues over smoke sealing (37%). In almost a third (31%) of cases, inspections failed due to improper installation.
Louise Halton, FDIS scheme manager, said: "With the vast majority of fire doors in the UK failing inspections, it's sad to say that a tragedy is simply waiting to happen. This is especially so in buildings that are home to vulnerable residents. But this situation is entirely preventable and, at this stage, still reversible. A fit-for-purpose fire door can save lives.
"It's crucial that reputable and trained fire door inspectors, such as those approved by the FDIS, carry out fire door inspections. However, the ongoing reporting of maintenance issues with fire doors is a role for us all – every building user should play a proactive role in reporting any faults to ensure they are quickly addressed so that the building's safety is maintained."
This article was taken from the CIAT news website on May 16, entitled "Three-quarters of fire doors fail inspections' the article was originally published on Construction Manager by Neil Gerrard.
- Grenfell fire door investigation.
- Fire door inspection scheme (FDIS)
- Fire Doors (DG 524).
- Fire Doors in buildings.
- Fire doorset.
- Fire in buildings.
- Fire protection engineering.
- Fire resistance.
- Free-swing door closer.
- Hold-open device.
- Installing fire doors and doorsets (GG 86).
- Intumescent strip.
- Means of escape.
- Place of safety.
- Protected door.
- Protected escape route.
- The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
- Self-closing device.
- Width of doors stairs and escape routes.
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