If fire doors are left propped open, it can pose a significant 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. It is common for staff – particularly on hot days – to prop the doors open which increases risk, and could result in problems when a safety inspection is undertaken by the fire and rescue service. Fire Door Monitor is an innovative solution to allow your nominated fire safety representative to discharge their legal responsibilities.
When Fire door monitor is installed in your building, magnetic catches and RFID transponders are installed onto each door – allowing it to be opened only for a maximum specified time before sending an SMS and email alert to the nominated fire officer to visit the door and close it.
Not only does Fire door monitor tell you when doors are left open, it also monitors and stores records of mandatory inspections that are carried out under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 BS 9999 which stipulates that checks must be carried out on fire doors every six months. It places legal responsibility on the responsible person (which is the owner or managing director no-one is formally delegated the responsibility) to carry out inspections and ensure that fire doors are kept closed and are in a serviceable condition.
Full reporting tools are available, and it is possible to see which doors are opened and for how long. This means that even if the nominated fire officer is not on site, some of the duties under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order: 2005 or any other national standards can be fulfilled.