Why MD Fire Doors?
MD Fire Doors provides an independent, third-party fire door inspection service. Our certified inspectors are fully qualified under the fire door inspection scheme (FDIS) and or NAFDI; We can provide the most comprehensive and highest standard of inspection within the UK. Having your doors inspected by our certified professionals not only gives you peace of mind, it also reassures the building’s occupiers that you take fire safety seriously.
Will your Fire Doors be effective in a fire?
Fire Doors are often the first line of defence in a fire and their correct specification, maintenance and management can be the difference between life and death for building occupants; However, they remain a significant area of neglect. They are often the first thing to be downgraded on a building specification, mismanaged throughout their service life, propped open, damaged, poorly installed /maintained. This makes fire door breaches one of the most common fines implemented under the Fire Safety Order 2005 (FSO). When you call upon MD Fire Doors, we will quickly establish if the door leaves you have in place have been correctly installed, well maintained and that the fire doors are fully compliant to the fire safety regulations.
MD Fire Doors provide a detailed inspection report of all fire and exit doors using our latest data collection technology software. Our service includes a full detailed report outlining the defects and faults with your fire door assembly and advice on how to reach compliance. We do not carry out remedial works of any sort on the inspected fire doors as we believe that it is unethical being judge and jury. However, we can recommend companies which we have worked alongside and know they have high standards.
Fire doors play a major role within the passive fire protection in all buildings covered by the FSO. They help sub-divide a building into compartments, slowing down the spread of fire and allowing time for occupants to escape. In some applications, your fire risk assessment may state that smoke control is also required. It is vital that all fire doors are installed, inspected and maintained correctly to ensure compliance and functionality.
Failure to do so can place property and lives at risk and is likely to result in criminal prosecution.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 places the responsibility for fire safety on the employer or ‘responsible person’ for that building or premises. Under the fire safety legislation, the ‘responsible person’ for each premises must carry out a risk assessment of fire and take steps to reduce or remove the risk. Under Article 3 of the FSO, the responsible person is the being who has control of the premises, which can include building owners, leaseholders or managers.
The Fire Safety Act 2021 came into force on 16th May 2022 and applies to all multi-occupied residential buildings (property with two or more sets of domestic premises) regardless of height. It is now a requirement to have the external walls, flat entrance doors and doors located in common areas assessed as part of the fire risk assessment on any given building. It also allows the Fire and Rescue Service to enforce against non-compliance in relation to external walls and individual doors opening onto the common parts of the premises.Download PDF
Please visit our Standards & Regulations page which explains your legal obligations.
To discuss your fire door requirements please contact MD Fire Doors.
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