1st Fire Safety Ltd

Helping businesses on a local and national basis call: 0121 6616464

1st Fire Safety Ltd  - Helping businesses on a local and national basis call: 0121 6616464

Are your fire doors up to standard?

Are your fire doors up to standard?

Image of Fire Door safety week

Fire doors are an  important part of fire safety they save lives and property. They provide important protection within buildings such as protecting escape routes in staircases and corridors and making sure that smoke and fire are contained enough for people to escape.

Important facts about fire doors

  • Fire doors must work correctly to save lives
  • Fire doors must be fitted with the correct components suited to the door leaf and its purpose.
  • They should be maintained and installed by competent people.
  • Correct glazing and ironmongery must be used on fire doors
  • Alterations and adaptions must never be done whilst onsite.
  • A fire door’s performance should never be compromised
  • A Fire should never be wedged or propped open
  • Fire doors must be third party certified to BS 476 Part 22 or BS EN 1634 Part 1
  • Correct frames should always be used.
  • Intumescent strips should always be used.

 

 

Below is a video of how fire doors should be fitted and what happens when they are not!

 

DO’S & DON’TS

DO

  • Specify and use third-party certified fire doors and components
  • Buy fire doors, frames and components from certified companies
  • Check the certificate matches the door
  • Make sure you have the correct certification for the door’s intended use
  • Install and maintain fire doors using competent personnel
  • Make sure that ironmongery components are CE marked

 DON’T

  • Fit a fire door like any other door – it’s not, it’s an engineered safety device
  • Cut vision panels and other holes on site
  • Patch up a fire door
  • Take risks by reducing the specification
  • Disconnect a fire door closer
  • Prop or wedge open a fire door

 

Some Images Of Dodgy Fire Doors

Below is a video of how installing a fire door is NOT the same as installing normal doors.

I have experienced this first hand when I carried out a fire risk assessment on a property of a client of mine.  They used a construction company who have either never installed fire doors or have no idea how to,  as the gaps between the leaf and frame were well above 3mm,  they had cut too much off the doors, a lot of the doors wouldn’t close under there own weight plus there were only two hinges installed. The owner wasn’t very happy with this especially when I told him that all the fire doors need to rectified which undoubtedly meant replacement.

If you would like more information about fire doors please click here.

Thanks and credit for media goes to the B.W.F and the supporters of Fire Door Safety Week which can be found here.

 

Fire Extinguisher service cost

Fire Extinguisher Service Cost.

 

Gold Standard. 

Fire extinguisher service cost includes all consumable parts and the following benefits:

  • To re-fix any fire extinguishers that have come away from the wall or are found on the floor during annual free of charge.
  • To supply stands at cost
  • No charge to take away any old or used fire extinguishers found during annual service.
  • To supply and fit fire extinguisher ID signs (these are the hard rigid plastic photo luminescent type) free of charge  if they are found missing during the annual service.
  • To supply a fire extinguisher location plan free of charge (worth £147) including any changes.
  • Discharge tests are free of charge
  • Carbon dioxide  fire extinguishers replacements free of charge
  • All replacement fire extinguishers excluding carbon dioxide extinguishers  to be supplied at cost (the price we pay for them)
  • No call out charge
  • Exclusive membership to our fire safety advice centre.
  • Free fire safety survey

Total price for the above is £9.75 per fire extinguisher

 

Silver Standard. 

Fire extinguisher service cost includes all consumable parts and the following benefits:

  • To re-fix any fire extinguishers that have come away from the wall or are found on the floor during annual service free of charge.
  • To supply stands at 25% reduction off our standard price.
  • No charge to take away any old or used fire extinguishers found during annual service.
  • To supply and fit fire extinguisher ID signs (these are the hard rigid plastic photo luminescent type) at 50% reduction off our standard price  if they are found missing during the annual service.
  • To supply a fire extinguisher location plan with 50% reduction (worth £147)  including any changes.
  • Discharge tests are free of charge
  • Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers will not be replaced free of charge
  • All replacement fire extinguishers  to be supplied at 25% reduction off our standard prices
  • There may be a call out charge based on min value
  • Free fire safety survey
  • Exclusive membership to our fire safety advice centre.

Total price for the above is £6.47 per fire extinguisher.

 

Bronze Standard. 

Fire extinguisher service cost includes all consumable parts and the following benefits:

  • There will be a small charge to re-fix any fire extinguishers that have come away from the wall or are found on the floor during annual service.
  • To supply stands at our standard price.
  • There will be a charge to take away any old or used fire extinguishers found during annual service.
  • To supply and fit fire extinguisher ID signs (these are the hard rigid plastic photo luminescent type) at our standard price  if they are found missing during the annual service.
  • To supply a fire extinguisher location plan with 0% reduction (worth £147)  including any changes
  • Discharge tests are not free of charge
  • Carbon dioxide fire extinguishers will not be replaced free of charge
  • All replacement fire extinguishers excluding carbon dioxide extinguishers  to be supplied at our standard prices
  • Free fire safety survey
  • There is a min call out charge
  • Exclusive membership to our fire safety advice centre.

Total price for the above is £3.75 per fire extinguisher.