Fire Door Inspections

Phoenix STS provides comprehensive Fire Door Inspections to ensure the safety and integrity of fire doors in various facilities. Our services are designed to comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, General Application Regulations 2007, and Building Control Regulations. Through meticulous inspections, Phoenix STS helps facilities meet legal and insurance requirements, maintain high fire safety standards, and minimise risk.

Technician conducting thorough fire door inspection to ensure compliance and safety standards.

Safeguard Your Facility with Fire Door Inspections from Phoenix STS.

Fire doors are pivotal life safety devices within the architectural fabric of buildings, embodying critical elements of any comprehensive fire safety strategy. Under the legislative frameworks set by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the General Application Regulations 2007, and the Building Control Regulations, the diligent inspection and sustained maintenance of fire doors, denoted as Fire Door Inspections, are paramount.

Fire Door Inspections are essential, ensuring compliance with legal mandates and the functional integrity of fire doors. The inspection checklist includes:

  • Visibility and Legibility of Labels: Labels on fire doors must be clear and readable, affirming the door’s compliance and specifications.
  • Integrity of Door and Frame: The surfaces should have no open holes or breaks, maintaining the door’s integrity.
  • Glazing and Fixtures: Any glazing, vision light frames, and glazing beads must be intact and secure.
  • Hardware and Alignment: The door, frame, hinges, and all hardware should be securely fastened and aligned, ensuring the door operates correctly without any visible damage.
  • Clearance Specifications: Door clearances must be within the 3 to 4 mm range to prevent smoke and flame penetration.
  • Operational Self-Closing Devices: A functioning self-closing mechanism is crucial for closing the door automatically and entirely from a fully open position.
  • Latching Hardware: The door must latch securely when closed to prevent it from opening during a fire.
  • Prohibited Modifications: Any alterations that could void the door’s compliance label are not permissible.
  • Seals and Gaskets: The presence and condition of meeting edge protection, gaskets, and edge seals are checked to ensure their effectiveness in smoke and flame containment.
  • Compliant Signage: Any signage on the door must meet specific requirements without compromising the door’s integrity.

Conducting fire door inspections is indispensable beyond legislative adherence and critical to insurance coverage criteria. Insurance providers commonly mandate effective fire safety protocols, including the maintenance of fire doors, to mitigate risks and protect against potential claims. This champions life safety and plays a significant role in asset protection, minimising potential financial repercussions.

In its commitment to enhancing fire safety, Phoenix STS advocates for the importance of Fire Door Inspections. We clarify that our role is purely advisory and inspection, distancing ourselves from commercial interests in replacing or selling fire doors. Our unbiased stance ensures that our recommendations are directed solely towards ensuring safety and compliance with the pertinent Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the General Application Regulations 2007, and Building Control Regulations,. Through the promotion and execution of comprehensive Fire Door Inspections, our objective is to elevate fire safety standards, contributing to creating safer environments for everyone involved.

In addition to our meticulous fire door inspections, Phoenix STS is adept at conducting comprehensive fire risk assessments (Fire Risk Assessment PAS 79-2000). These assessments are crucial for identifying potential fire hazards within a premises, evaluating their associated risks, and recommending appropriate measures to mitigate such risks. By systematically examining all aspects of fire safety, from emergency exit routes to the adequacy of fire detection and suppression systems, our fire risk assessments ensure that buildings not only comply with the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005, the General Application Regulations 2007, and Building Control Regulations, but also establish a safer environment for occupants. Our expertise and experience in fire, health, and safety management enable us to provide detailed assessments that form the backbone of practical fire safety strategies. In our recommendations, we further demonstrate our commitment to safeguarding lives and property without any commercial bias.

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