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Why is a fire door audit important?
Fire doors help contain the fire and smoke to the area where it originated and help keep access routes, corridors, and fire exits clear from fire and smoke for longer to aid escape.
In short, fire doors help save lives.
The main issues surrounding the performance of fire doors are incorrect installation and doors falling into disrepair from poor maintenance. This is why regular checks and an annual fire door inspection, carried out by competent and qualified assessors, are essential.
What does a fire door audit involve?
A certified FDIS Inspector will visit site to undertake a full audit of all fire doors within the premises to ensure they remain compliant. The entire door set and its integrity will be thoroughly inspected to ensure it will still perform correctly in the event of a fire.
A full report will then be presented detailing the condition of each door against a number of pre-determined items, highlighting the health of each individual door along with detailed images of problem areas and defects. A remedial schedule of any work to be undertaken will also be produced.
Any areas deemed to be inaccessible will also be detailed as part of the report. All doors inspected will be given an asset number which will be highlighted on a floor plan of the building to aid with future inspections and corrective work.