Fully operational fire doors are key for successful fire compartmentation, containing an outbreak of fire within areas of the building and slowing the spread of fire and smoke to ensure escape routes remain safe for as long as possible. With this in mind, inspecting, documenting, and maintaining your estate’s fire doors can be a daunting task.
There are a multitude of legislative, technical, and practical elements to consider when ensuring that you are compliant with legislation, your building users are safe, and you are protecting the value of your assets.
Many clients ask us: Who is qualified to inspect a fire door?
Can a fire door be repaired?
Who can maintain a fire door?
What records are needed around fire door inspection and maintenance?
BS8214:2016 states that inspection and maintenance should be undertaken by a competent person.
To help navigate this tricky, technical, and litigious subject the Yeoman Shield, part of Harrison Thompson & Co Ltd Fire Door Services Team have developed a suite of services to go alongside our long standing and industry recognised fire rated door protection products. Our experienced and qualified team are on hand to take care of your inspections, documentation, and remedial work.