A fire door is an engineered safety device that is a crucial part of the passive fire protection of every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building. A fire door acts just as any other door in normal service; however in a fire it takes on a critical role – to save lives and protect property. It does this by holding back the spread of fire and smoke through a building for a designated period, giving time for building occupants to escape.
A fire door is not just the door leaf. It is a complete assembly comprising the frame, any glazing, intumescent fire and smoke seals and all the ironmongery that is used on the door, such as hinges, overhead door closers, latches and locks. Just like other life safety devices, such as fire extinguishers and alarms, fire doors and final escape doors need regular, stringent inspection and maintenance to ensure that they will perform as intended in the event of a fire.
FDSW draws attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance, and encourages building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and to report those that aren’t satisfactory.
Lorient will be presenting its popular seminar – ‘The Role & Performance of Fire & Smoke Resisting Door Assemblies’ at the following events:
|24/09/19||09.30 – 14:00||Croydon||Arnold Laver / BWF||Fire door safety day||BOOK HERE|
|25/09/19||08:00 – 15:30||Leicester||TAGEVAC||Emergency Evacuation Seminar||FULLY BOOKED|
We offer a professional and expert fire door inspection service that is independent and flexible. Our Certificated Fire Door Inspectors are fully qualified under the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS); and have been assessed by Exova Warringtonfire, an independent third party.
If you're worried about the fire doors in your building, contact our Testing & Technical Services team for more information on +44 (0)1626 834252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org