Welcome back for another weekly round up of the internet’s most searched fire door questions!
Let’s dig in:
It’s perfectly alright for you to lock your fire door, after all you don’t want to make it easy on any burglars or crazy ex’s do you? HOWEVER, you must make sure that the lock you use is fire rated and tested to withstand the flames of fire. After all if the lock ‘melts’ it could damage the fire door and prevent it from doing its job properly.
There are lots of fire rated locks out there to choose from but if you need any help, let IMS Group know.
2.How thick does a fire door have to be?
44-55mm is industry standard for fire rated doors, so considerably thick. Some doors can deteriorate over time through overuse so if you think your fire door is too thin it may be a counterfeit and offer no protection at all. I know I harp on but PLEASE get your fire door checked by a competent accredited engineer if you think for one moment that your fire doro is not legit.
3.Can fire doors have glass in them?
ABSOLUTELY! However, the glass must be fire resistant and fire rated by a qualified supplier. According to fake Britain a number of fire doors in public buildings (schools, hospitals, offices etc) have been victim to conmen using substandard materials resulting in fire doors being ineffective. The nerve!
4.Do I need a fire door and a fire exit?
YES! It’s important to have a clearly designated fire exit that the people in your building can get to easily and are aware of and secondly that there are fire doors along the way that can slow the spread of fire enabling everyone to get out safe. Fires can spread at an alarming rate – we’ve included a scary video from fire door safety week to demonstrate the point.
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