Human Resources

Health and Safety

Fire doors

Fire doors are an important safety feature which protect people and property. They help prevent the spread of fire and smoke, limiting their effect. It is therefore essential that fire doors are maintained in good working order at all times. In order to ensure this, fire doors are inspected regularly and remedial works actioned.

The results are recorded in the building Fire Log Book. Technical Guidance Note - FS01: Fire Door Inspection Guide (.doc) gives advice on how to carry out a thorough fire door inspection.

The wedging open of fire doors is illegal and dangerous. If it is necessary for a fire door to be held open, the Estates department should be contacted in order to arrange for a suitable, legal fire door retainer to be fitted.

Technical Guidance Note - FS01: Fire Door Inspection Guide [Acrobat (.pdf) - 77.4KB Wed, 31 Mar 2010 11:00:00 BST]