How to Make Sure Your Fire Door Works

Fire doors are an essential part of remaining safe at work, school, or even in your home. However, just having a fire door installed doesn’t necessarily mean that it will be able to keep you safe in the event of an emergency. Proper fire door safety etiquette is essential in making sure the fire door can do it’s job at protecting you and reducing the damage done by a fire.

Here are some things you need to look for to make sure your fire door is safe. First and foremost, the door needs to be in good condition and not be blocked or locked in a way that can’t be unlocked quickly. The door needs to sit into the frame, and have 3 fire-rated hinges. The most important aspect of a fire door, and the reason it can keep out fire and smoke, is the intumescent seal that travels around the borders of the door. Keep in mind that some seals can be built into the door, hiding it, and therefore it may not be easy to check at a glance. Even if the door is up to specification, it is vitally important that nothing holds open the door, unless it is being held open electro-mechanically with a special hold open door closer. 

Making sure that your fire door is safe and functional is vitally important and therefore if you have any questions please call our technical team on 0207 099 2822 or email info@sliding-doorstuff.co.uk.

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