Digitalquill, the leading RFID Systems specialist in the East Yorkshire area, are proud to be supporting Fire Door Safety Week between Monday 25th September to 1st October. We are putting out blog posts every day this week about fire door inspection, fire door monitoring and your obligations under the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005 regarding fire doors. You can pledge to support for Fire Door Safety Week by sharing our blog posts and tweeting with the hashtag #FireDoorSafetyWeek.

Today, it’s not just about recording your inspections with our fire door inspection app – you need to know what you are looking for in your checks.

 

5 Most Common Fire Door Faults

1: Many faulty fire doors have fire or smoke seals missing, installed incorrectly or not filling perimeter gaps correctly.

Fire Door Seal
Fire Door Seal

2: The door frame is also an area to check for gaps. There should be no more than 3mm of space around the top and sides, and no more than 8mm between the floor and the bottom of the door when it is closed.

Fire Door Gap
Fire Door Gap

3: The door leaf (the covering on the face) is a critical part of the design. If it is chipped, cracked or peeling off then the door must be replaced.