Fire Door
Surveys

The key areas of our services and audit works include but are not limited to:
Fire door surveys and survey reviews
Remedial works planning
Sign off of completed works

Changes to
Fire Door Legislation

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022

New legislation is coming into force that may impact you.

Priority 1 can help.

As of January 2023 The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 stipulates the frequencies that your fire doors and apartment doors must be inspected. This extends to fire doors both within common areas and doors to domestic areas.

The new legislation will state that common area fire doors within high and medium rise apartment buildings will require examination every three months. It will specify that all doors to apartments must be inspected annually.

Any fire door in any building must have been inspected when a fire risk assessment takes place.

Priority 1 provides comprehensive fire door surveys to ensure you are protected and fully compliant. This will protect you from fire safety issues and potential legal matters, giving you peace of mind.

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Fire Door
Surveys

Fire doors are an integral part of a buildings fire safety. When correctly installed and maintained they will provide valuable time to allow safe escape in the event of a fire.

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Doors designed to protect the occupants of a building from the threat of fire and smoke should be regularly inspected to ensure they are suitably equipped and performing correctly.

If you are responsible for fire safety in any building, it is important to make sure that all fire safety elements of the premises are in good condition and working effectively. Whether the building is an office, school, care home or any other property (other than a private house) you are legally obliged to take steps to reduce risk to life from a fire.

Getting this right can not only save lives, but also reduce the fire risk to the property. The basics include organising fire risk assessments and periodic fire door inspections. Where fire doors have been installed, these should be inspected and maintained so that they will perform as designed. As best practice these should be completed every six months.

The need for fire doors to be installed in buildings, and for them to be subject to inspection and maintenance is set out in legislation, and in guidance from the UK Government.

  • Advice for Building Owners of Multi-storey, Multi-occupied Residential Buildings (MHCLG)
  • Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
  • Fire Safety Bill 2019-2021

In January 2023, new legislation on residential fire doors comes into force: The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022. For information on how this may impact your property and how Priority 1 can help, visit the following article on our website: Fire Doors in Apartment Blocks

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Fire Door
Stats

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Mesothelioma cases

There are around 2,700 new mesothelioma cases in the UK every year, that's more than 7 every day
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Mesothelioma increase

Since the early 1990s, mesothelioma incidence rates have increased by around two-thirds (67%) in the UK
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UK linked deaths

40 people die in the UK every week (half of which are typically tradesmen)
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Death every 5mins

Asbestos exposure kills 1 person every 5 minutes around the world

The
Survey

A fire rated door is not just the door leaf, it is the complete assembly of door, frame and all installed components. During a survey checks are completed on
  • The door leaf and any glazing.
  • The door frame.
  • Closing and hold open devices.
  • Intumescent and smoke seals.
  • All ironmongery.
  • Required signage.

The survey will check and report on a range of elements associated with each of these aspects. This will help to ensure that the door is suitable, the fitting of the door meets to necessary parameters, and all components are in good condition and operating correctly.

On completion of a fire door survey, a detailed report describing each door’s condition and highlighting any necessary remedial work will be provided to the client. We will also create an action plan which details the identified faults and provides guidance on the urgency of the remedial works.

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