Important Fire Door Related Regulations

A fire door is not only an essential safety measure for all commercial properties, it is a legal requirement. After all, businesses are contractually obligated to ensure that employees, members of the public and everybody in between are able to escape in the event of a fire. When it comes to fire doors, there are several important regulations that you should be aware of as a property owner. Read on as we go through the top three…

Regulatory Reform Order 2005

In simple terms, this regulation deals with the responsibility that property owners have when it comes to the implementation of fire safety measures. Under the RRFSO Act, the responsible person for a building must carry out regular fire safety risk assessments in order to ensure that there are no potential threats. This includes ensuring that fire alarms and fire doors are in full working order and making sure that all staff are given up to date fire safety training.

Code of Practice for Fire Door Assemblies

Officially known as BS 8214, this regulation covers the specification, installation and maintenance that all fire doors should be given. The act states every fire door should be able to deliver the same level of fire resistance as the wall or floors in order to be deemed sufficient enough for use in a public building.

Code of Practice for Fire Safety

The regulation that takes into account the structure, design and use of a building in terms of potential fire risks is known as BS 9999. It includes a risk based structure that looks at human factors and ensures that disabled people are taken into account in the event of a fire. Here at ABC Industrial Doors, we believe that it is important to look at security and safety from every angle. After all, you can install every roller shutter you like in order to prevent people getting in, however it is just as important to ensure that people can get out in the event of a fire too. Fire doors work by compartmentalising a building for at least 30 minutes, giving people valuable time to evacuate. Get in contact with a member of the ABC team to find out more information today!

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