Will Your Fire Doors Pass An Inspection?

As with any other life-saving product, a fire door should be checked regularly to ensure it functions correctly and fit for purpose. It should be considered in exactly the same way as testing a smoke alarm or a fire extinguisher.

Why inspect a fire door?

If you are a business owner you are required to carry out an inspection on all your fire doors to see if they are suitable for use and compliant. Fire doors offer a crucial role in protecting you and your employees from a fire and smoke by helping to secure the building compartment ensuring that a fire on one part of a building is prevented from spreading to other areas.

Fire Door inspection should be carried out on a regular basis as failure to do could mean you’re putting people’s lives at risk, plus, you could receive a large fine for not supplying adequately maintained & compliant fire doors.

Fire Door Inspection

Our certified Fire Door Inspectors are fully LPCB accredited to undertake all types of fire door inspections and certifications. On completion of a fire door inspection, a detailed report outlining the door’s condition will be issued highlighting if any remedial works need to be undertaken. If there are any non-compliant doors, you will also be provided with detailed quotes to rectify any critical defects.

Fire Door Certification

Once a fire door has been installed, replaced or repaired, the door will be assigned a unique tag number and a certificate. This certificate outlines the doors features including location, size, fire rating, type of door, hardware and date installed. It is important to keep this certificate in an easily accessible location and it should form part of the buildings log books.

Fire Door Services

Checkmate Fire offer Compliance and  installation services both directly and in partnership with other firms to ensure that projects are delivered to the best standards, on time and on budget.

We use bespoke software to dynamically capture the essential details and condition of each door, creating a database for future ongoing inspections. Areas of non compliance are visually highlighted in a way that allows organisations to prioritise maintenance activity and expenditure, useful in times of budget constraints, whilst demonstrating an understanding of the nature and scale of the problem.

Creates a door schedule, as required by RRO, and records the history of each door to provide information for analysis, both in terms of fire compliance and ongoing remedial cost.

A unique system that allows a robust and highly cost-effective maintenance plan to be developed and managed by all internal stakeholders FOR THE LIFE OF THE BUILDING so that fire compliance can be not only achieved but also maintained and recorded to satisfy Fire Service Enforcement Officers, Building Control and other external bodies.

Provides a unique reference for each door set, which, together with location plans, encourages the physical numbering of doors to assist in their identification and long-term cost-effective maintenance.

 

ASFP - Fire Doors Video

This video explains the vital role played by fire doors in holding back flames and smoke during a fire and describes the typical features that should be considered when checking that a door is correctly installed and maintained.

PPM

Checkmate offer a range of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) options tailored to client requirements and to meet legal obligation under the RRO.

Unlike any other item of fire safety equipment installed in our buildings, fire doors are often subject to high levels of use which make them especially vulnerable to the effects of wear and tear. Add to this the potential for damage, either accidental or deliberate.

On-going Inspection

As a vital element in the overall fire strategy of a building, it is essential that fire doors are managed and maintained to ensure that they can perform as expected in the event of a fire.

In our Rogues Gallery you can view just a few of the many examples identified by our surveyors of the consequences of not inspecting and maintaining fire doors adequately.