It can be tricky for businesses that operate across multiple sites to keep track of fire safety matters, especially when only a single staff member is dedicated to Health and Safety duties. Fire Door Monitor is an innovative solution to allow your nominated fire safety representative to discharge their legal responsibilities more efficiently.
Prevent People Propping Fire Doors Open
If fire doors are left propped open, it can cause a health and safety risk. They should only be used for access and left closed at all other times in order to act as an effective fire and smoke barrier. If doors are propped open then it increases the risk if there is a fire, and it could result in a fail if a fire safety inspection is undertaken by your local fire brigade.
We install magnetic catches with wireless transmitters onto each door, allowing it to be opened only for a maximum specified time before the system sends an alert by SMS and email to the nominated fire officer so they can visit the site. Full reporting tools are available, so it is possible to see which doors have been opened and for how long.
Fire Door Inspection System
We use RFID systems, with transponders being placed at each fire door. Our software manages inspection schedules and informs the responsible party when inspections are due. This means that the inspections cannot be manipulated or faked, the nominated person must have visited those doors, in order to carry out the inspection. The software system then integrates with those inspection records to provide reporting and monitoring of the schedule of those inspections to ensure they are carried out in conformance with the Fire Safety regulations.
Compliance with Fire Safety Legislation
Not only does our Fire door monitor software tell you when doors are left open, it also monitors and maintains records of inspections carried out under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 BS 9999 which stipulates that inspections must be carried out on fire doors every six months. This means that even if the nominated fire officer is not on-site, legal duties or any other national standards can be fulfilled.
It places legal responsibility on the responsible person (which defaults to the business owner or managing director if no-one else is specified in company documents) to carry out these inspections and ensure that fire doors are kept closed and are in a serviceable condition: not locked, less than a 3mm gap around the sides, closers work properly etc.