A ‘fire door’ is unique and is physically different in construction to a normal ‘everyday’ door. A fire door must perform as per its designed requirement. Namely, to restrict the spread of fire for a specified time and in so doing so protect lives and offer protection to critical areas of the building.
It is of the utmost importance that all fire doors are installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and that they are checked regularly and an effective maintenance regime is invaluable. Maintenance must be carried out by a competent person and must be documented in accordance with regulations, with records of the maintenance and of any remedial work retained on the premises.
Minimum maintenance frequencies as follows:
- Biannually for hospitals
- Annually for schools and other buildings
However, checks may be required more regularly than above based on volume of traffic and risk levels of compartments.
IMS are specialists in fire doors and offer the following services:
- Fire Door Survey/Check
- Fire Door Consultancy/Assessments for Rectification
- Fire Door Maintenance/Service Programmes
- Fire Door Installation
IMS ensure that all works are in accordance with:
- BS476 Part 20:22
- BS EN 1634: 2014
- Approved Document B
- Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005