Fire Door Safety Week 2021
20th September 2021
Fire Door Safety Week was launched in 2013 in response to a legacy of fire door neglect. It is an awareness campaign to increase public understanding of fire doors' role in protecting life and property.
The campaign objectives of Fire Door Safety week are;
- To raise awareness of the critical role of fire doors, drawing attention to specific issues such as poor installation and maintenance.
- To encourage building owners and users to check the operation and condition of their fire doors and report those that aren't satisfactory.
- To engage and educate people, helping the whole building industry and every property owner understand the correct specification, supply, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance.
What is your responsibility?
Building owners, employers, and operators are responsible under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) to ensure that employees and users of their properties are safe. Those responsible include hospital and healthcare management, schools, universities, colleges and hotel & guest house owners
Facilities should have a fire risk assessment and nominate a "responsible person" who has a legal responsibility under the FSO and can be criminally prosecuted if they do not fulfil their duties. This covers a requirement upon the “responsible person” to demonstrate that it must be possible for persons to evacuate the premises as quickly and safely as possible in the event of danger.
Fire doors are not ordinary doors, they're a carefully engineered fire safety device and they must be fitted correctly by a competent installer. More information and resources can be found at www.firedoorsafetyweek.co.uk
Ensure you're compliant
Fire doors should be checked regularly, and the more they're used, the more frequently they should be checked. Anyone can spot a faulty fire door with the 5 step check. But if you have legal responsibility for fire safety, call in a specialist.
Boden helps our customers achieve and maintain compliance through in-depth consultation of requirements.
- We help gather data to build your asset register, task plans and preventative maintenance schedules
- Qualified tradespersons will complete all works under our safe system, which considers hazards, risks, and controls associated with the asset, environment, and type of works conducted
- Work in progress and retrospective checks are conducted to maintain safety and improve the quality of our service delivery
- Any records needed to meet statutory compliance are recorded against the asset register for ease of reference in an enforcement inspection