Like any type of fire safety system, your fire doors need to be checked regularly to ensure they have not become damaged or faulty in any way. Periodic inspections are therefore required at least every 6 months, safeguarding the equipment, occupants of the building as well as your business in general.
This is especially important for new buildings and buildings that experience a lot of traffic.
While this may not seem like a huge priority, making sure your fire doors are regularly inspected and adequate for use is a legal obligation. Article 17 of the Fire Safety Order makes it a legal requirement, meaning businesses with fire resisting doors and escape doors will need to conduct regular checks and record findings.
Those that fail to adhere to these laws can be prosecuted by authorities and in extreme cases, have their buildings closed down.
This is why making regular Fire Door Inspections part of your fire safety plan is essential, ensuring you are operating within the perimeters of the law and keeping your premises as safe as possible.
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