Fire Door Installation in Flats
What is a Fire Door?
Fire door installation is designed to create a barrier that prevents fire and toxic smoke from moving freely into the different rooms. Fire door’s slows down the spreading process of fire and smoke. This gives tenants enough time to safely evacuate their flats and ultimately help the emergency services tackle the fire.
Where will I see fire door installation?
Landlords have a responsibility under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to ensure that their flats are compliant with fire safety regulations. Therefore, you should see results of fire door installation on stairways, corridors and the entrance of flats. Fire doors should also be implemented in fire risk areas. This is areas such as the bin storage and near any electric service cupboards.
Who is responsible for maintaining and inspecting the fire door installation?
Your landlord or the building owner is legally responsible for maintaining the fire door and keeping up with regular inspections. It would also be their responsibility to ensure the fire door installation is carried out properly, and the fire door is working efficiently in the case of an emergency. If you do however notice any damage to the fire door or believe the fire door installation wasn’t completed properly, you should report this immediately to your Landlord.
How do I report fire door installation issues?
As previously mentioned if you are concerned about the fire door installation then report this issue to your Landlord or the Building owner immediately. If you believe nothing has been done, and still have concerns then you can always contact your local fire and rescue services for advice and reassurance.
H Timmins are Firas accredited to install timber fire door systems. This is for public buildings such as; schools, council buildings, civil government buildings, bail hostels , industrial sits, commercial sites, healthcare and care home environments. Timmins will survey, install and certify the installations to industry regulations. For more information Contact Us!