Frequently Asked Questions
Fire Door Inspections: What Do You Need To Check?
Fire door inspections are essential tasks within fire protection to help keep Fire Doors maintained and in working order. The key points to check are as follows:
- Verify the automatic closure of the door by opening halfway and releasing it. It should shut automatically and latch securely. It may be necessary to adjust the door closer to ensure proper functionality.
- Confirm the smoke seals are present and intact. Over time, these seals might experience wear or even be obscured by paint.
- Examine the door for any breaches or harm, ensuring its structural integrity.
- Assess the stability and condition of the three hinges that support the door.
- Evaluate the clearances between the door and the frame at the top and sides. The fire door gaps should measure less than 4mm, and at the bottom, less than 8mm.
- Authenticate the certification. Every fire door should exhibit a plug or label on the top (or side), proofing its complete fire-rated door certification.
Upholding your door hardware is vital to fire safety, as the lack of fire door inspections can lead to inadequate fire resistance and insufficient smoke containment, putting people at risk. Having regular fire door maintenance ensures you can keep up with compliance standards.
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