If a fire door is left open, or propped open with an object - even a fire extinguisher - it defeats the purpose. And actually puts people at risk... because when a fire door is propped open, it provides a direct path for fire and smoke to spread through your building.
But... sometimes your fire doors do need to be kept open. So what should you do?
Well this blog post shows you how you can keep your fire doors open AND stay compliant
Fire Door Maintenance is a system of regular inspection and repairs.
BMTRADA and the BWF
recommend this industry standard: Your Fire Doors should be inspected and maintained by a competent company every 6 months.
This is especially important for busy places where the doors are heavily used. Think schools, offices and public buildings. Also, anywhere the occupants may have trouble escaping without assistance. Like care homes, day centres or hospitals.
Regular maintenance also allows early intervention for any damage to hinges, handles, glazing and seals. It's an easy way to prolong the life of your Fire Door Set and avoid the need for a total replacement.
All fire door maintenance work by Blake Fire & Security Systems is carried out to the level of BMTRADA standards. And all our service engineers have passed an Enhanced DBS check.