Regular fire door inspections are a legal requirement under the fire safety order. They should be carried out on a minimum 6 monthly basis according to BS 9999. The person carrying out the inspection should be ‘competent’ and ideally should be third party accredited, however this can be a costly requirement and with individuals who may be registered ,but not necessarily providing a competent service, so be vigilant on who is selected.

We have found over many years that a number of third party registered individuals, do not meet our exacting standards and lack practical experience and an understanding how a buildings fire strategy or emergency fire evacuation plan is designed, all of which are fundamentally importantto anyone carrying out a fire door survey.

We at AFSS Ltd use our years of experience and technical knowledge to offer a third party service that constantly monitors our assessors, this is an insurance backed scheme and every assessor undergoes stringent training periods, both technically and vocationally, before we accept them as ‘competent’, they are also required to carry our continuous profession development CPD.

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Fire Door Inspection Services Overview

During any inspections, it should be determined if the fire doors within your premises are ‘suitable and sufficient’, if they require any maintenance to ensure they are working correctly, or whether in fact, they meet current fire and smoke stopping standards. 

Every fire door should undergo at least the check below:

  • Suitability of seals
  • Intumescent hinge pad behind all hinge plates
  • Is the correct signage present
  • Correctly fitted fire-certified door furniture
  • Does the door close fully onto its rebates?
  • If glazing is present is it correctly and securely installed
  • Has the door any identifying certification marks or labels
  • If a double set, do the doors close together without any twisting at the base or head 

This is not an exhaustive list and there are more elements to consider, but if your assessor is ‘competent’ and qualified, not only will they give you best advice, but the more experienced assessors will also advise you on which doors in your premises actually need to be fire doors and which do not, rather than assessing all of your doors. This can only be done by a person who knows the building’s fire strategy, emergency evacuation plan and who has seen your fire risk assessment.

All fire door inspections should be documented and easily referenced by the fire and rescue services or your fire risk assessor if the need arises.

At Active Fire Safety Solutions we pride ourselves on our many years’ experience carrying out fire door inspections, providing quotes, and arranging installation by highly competent and experienced installers. We ‘sign off’ every installation before we issue a completion certificate.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fire Door Inspections

Below you will find answers to commonly asked questions.

Do all your fire doors meet BS 476 PT 22?

Yes, all doors and frames we sell meet the British standard.

Do your fire doors come with a guarantee?

Yes, all our fire doors come with a minimum 12 month guarantee, and if we install the doors the installation is also guaranteed for 12 months.

Are your installers qualified?

Yes, all our fitters are highly skilled, have many years of experience and are fully qualified. We also independently ‘sign off’ every job once completed by an independant assessor.

What qualifications do your installers carry?

‘Fire door inspection scheme diploma (FDIS (Dip) issued by ‘certifier’ part of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF).