Importance Of Regular Fire Door Inspection
Fire safety within your building should be high on the priority list, but sadly, it can often get neglected. It’s common to think that a fire will never happen within your premises but unless you’re taking your fire safety plan seriously, you’re playing with fire, quite literally.
JST Construction feel strongly that all businesses, organisations and owners of buildings should perform a series of checks and inspections regularly to see early warning signs before they cause potential harm. That’s why we provide fire door inspections throughout Cheshire and Merseyside.
Fire doors play a pivotal role in containing the spread of flames, smoke, and toxic gases during a fire emergency.
Regular fire door inspections are a critical aspect of ensuring these doors function effectively, safeguarding lives and property.
In this blog we will explore the importance of regularly inspecting your fire doors.
If you’d like to know more about how we can help you with fire door installation or servicing, please get in touch at 0151 355 9232.
Key points covered that highlight the importance of regular fire door inspection include;-
- Ensuring compliance with regulations
- Identify early signs of wear and tear
- Significantly enhance fire safety
- Extended lifespan of fire doors
- Gain peace of mind
Ensuring compliance with regulations
Ensuring compliance with the latest fire safety regulations is imperative. We can’t emphasise enough, the need to regularly inspect your fire doors and here’s why. You want to ensure compliance with laws, regulations and local building codes. Failing to do so could result in hefty prosecutions with local authorities. If you ensure regular inspections with an accredited fire door company, just like JST Construction, you will be ensuring full compliance without compromise. This is because we always keep well informed with latest regulations for you.
Identify early signs of wear and tear
Wear and tear are common with any type of door so looking out for this can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Things like cracks, scratches, squeaking hinges, peeling seals and obvious signs of damage are to be viewed when you’re doing your checks. The fire-resistant features of a door can degrade over time due to environmental factors, usage, and ageing. Inspections help identify any deterioration in the door’s fire-retardant properties, allowing for proactive repair or replacement.
Significantly enhance fire safety
Regular fire door inspections contribute significantly to enhancing occupant safety by minimising the risk of fire and smoke spreading rapidly through a building. In an emergency, a well-maintained fire door can buy valuable time for evacuation and emergency services response. Investing your time in doing due diligence is what you should do, to be responsible and a good building owner. We have seen what happens when people get forgetful and neglect health and safety in this way. The devastation that can be caused is off the charts and we wouldn’t wish this upon anyone.
Extended lifespan of fire doors
Fire doors, like any other building components, have a finite lifespan. Regular inspections and maintenance can help identify signs of wear and tear, allowing for timely repairs or replacements. This proactive approach can extend the overall lifespan of fire doors. If regularly inspected and well-looked after, fire doors can last for anywhere between 10-20 years.
Gain peace of mind
Performing checks and regular fire door inspections is not a foolproof way of stopping a fire but it is a way of being able to have peace of mind that you’re doing all you can to prevent the chances of it happening and spreading. Regular attention to fire doors is not just a compliance requirement, it’s a commitment to safeguarding lives, property and assets in the face of an unforeseen catastrophe. Simply put; look after your fire doors and they’ll look after you.
Contact JST Construction
If you’d like more advice on how to actually do your fire door checks properly, then please feel free to get in touch with our team here at JST Construction. We have been supplying and installing high quality fire doors for years so know a thing or two about how to maintain them.