Fire Door Inspections

Fire door safety measures

The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2006 (and associated legislation for Northern Ireland) require that the person(s) who have control of the premises take appropriate fire safety measures and general precautions to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation. This includes the inspection of fire doors within the premises.

The Fire (Safety) England Regulations 2022 under Regulation 10 requires that domestic buildings, where the top storey of the building is above 11m, should have their flat entrance fire doors and communal fire doors inspected at minimum every 12 months and 3 months respectively.

Avesta Scotland Limited

Fire Door Inspections

Fire doors are an important part of the building’s passive fire protection system, they restrict the passage of smoke and flame through means of escape and into separate protected compartments. As a rule of best practice, it is recommended that fire doors are inspected once every 6 months to ensure they are fit for purpose, and it is recorded where doors have a need for repair and maintenance.

At Avesta, our experienced team can conduct fire door inspections with a high level of competence, ensuring that clients receive a balanced and informative inspection in line with FDIS Certification.