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The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all buildings other than domestic housing, but includes common areas of apartment dwellings and flats, replacing 118 pieces of fire safety legislation, including Fire Service ‘Fire Certificates’ which are no longer valid.
As the designated ‘Responsible Person’ you are responsible in law for the safety of everyone in the building.
A ‘Suitable and Sufficient’ Fire Risk Assessment should be in place.
The regular inspection and maintenance of both Active and Passive fire protection devices are your responsibility.
Fire Doors should be inspected at 6-monthly intervals by a Competent Person, and any defects or remedial actions identified during the inspection effected as soon as practicably possible. Don’t risk the safety of your colleagues or clients, book an inspection today.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 applies to all buildings other than domestic housing, but includes common areas of apartment dwellings and flats, and replaces 118 pieces of previous fire legislation, including the old fire certificates which are no longer valid.
The law now shifts responsibility from the fire authorities for fire safety to whoever has day-to-day control of premises. Each business must appoint a responsible person, who could be the owner, manager, facilities manager or an expert consultant appointed to manage the fire risk to the building, including those using the premises and its immediate surroundings.
The designated responsible person is required by law to ensure that all fire safety provisions are met and maintained. This includes the inspection and maintains of your buildings fire door safety systems.
Non – compliance is a criminal offence and can lead to fines, restrictions on operations within the building, ‘closure’ of the building whilst necessary works or safety measures are complete, or a custodial sentence.
What Does A Fire Door Inspection Include?
A Fire Door Inspection will quickly establish if you and your premises are fully compliant with current fire safety legislation.
Based on a recent risk assessment or building conditions survey, our inspector will visit your premises and make recommendations to ensure compliance is achieved.
Our inspection report will advise on the status, taking into account gaps, glazing and door hardware. It will also advise on the suitability of upgrading existing doors as preferable to a full replacement where practicable. The report will outline a set of recommendations, including essential works required to meet the current guidelines, as well as a list of non-critical but advisable works.
You are legally responsible for the safety of everybody in your building. This includes taking action to prevent fire and the spread of smoke. Don’t take risks. Make sure you are fully compliant by