Fire doors are a critical element in fire safety and a requirement in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building, and in some domestic situations too.
We rely on them to work correctly in the event of a fire by providing critical protection within a building such as escape routes (stairs and corridors) and places of relative safety, and in separating different fire hazards in a building.
To save lives, they must work correctly, and there are some simple checks you can undertake depending on whether you are a building owner, or manager, a landlord or occupier.
Simple checks you can make.
If you are concerned about the safety of fire doors in your building, take a look at this simple list of checks you can make. If you have any further doubts, then contact the building manager, landlord or property maintenance department.
Building owners and managers – 10 checks to make on your fire doors
Building occupiers and residents – 5 simple checks to make on your fire doors
Fire Door Safety Posters – Help for residents – (for display by Housing Providers, Landlords, etc.)