Correct installation of fire doors will protect people, places and property


Posted May 23, 2022 by ajmfiresafetyuk

Be fully compliant at all times with proper installation of fire doors
 
Badly fitted fire doors are useless. Installation of fire doors should always follow the manufacturer’s specifications. As members of the BM-Trada Q-Mark Fire Door Installation Scheme, AJM Fire Safety’s expert team can supply and fit internal fire doors.
Incorrect installation can put the business at risk and cancel the fire door safety certificate. It can lead to loss of life, damage to property and huge fines issued under the Fire Safety Order. AJM Fire Safety specialises in fire door installations and ensures the business remains compliant.
The fire doors are designed to be functional and to contain a fire within a particular area or room allowing occupants time to reach the fire escape and exit the building. Fire doors also aid fire services in providing them time to enter the building to put out the fire.
AJM Fire Safety fit fire doors by following the specifications set by the British Standards such as BS8214. Fire doors that are fitted correctly are easier to maintain and will last longer. Before a business moves into a new office as part of their inspection of the property, they should check that the fire doors are compliant. Otherwise, later on, they will need to pay the costs for rectifying any problems.
The Responsible Person in charge of safety should check and make sure all fire doors have been installed properly; as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Unfortunately, some businesses cut corners and pay an unqualified handyman or third party to install their fire doors. Often this ends up in a disaster and a waste of time and money as the business will need to rectify fire doors that do meet the requirements for compliance.
Most fire doors need door closers, especially at the escape routes; this includes flat entrance doors, cross-corridor doors, office doors and stairwell doors.
“It is vital to employ a trained professional who is qualified to fit the fire doors. One of the reasons fire doors fail inspections is because of incorrect installation that causes gaps between the door and frame and the use of incompatible materials,” said Jonny Millard, Managing Director, of AJM Fire Safety.
Fire doors are made from timber and require intumescent seals, which expand in the event of a fire and seal gaps preventing oxygen from entering the room or building. It is a good idea to paint or gloss the paint-grade doors because timber doors will absorb or lose moisture depending on the environment and conditions of the atmosphere. If the door is constantly subject to moisture then over time the door will begin to warp and cause gaps to appear.
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AJM Fire Safety UK are industry leaders in fire door inspections, fire safety and compliance. They are BM-Trade Q-Mark accredited in fire door installations and fire door maintenance. They have achieved a 100% 5-star rating on Trustpilot and Google. Their inspectors are fully certified in UK Fire Door Training and highly knowledgeable in fire door installations and maintenance. They provide professional and excellent service ensuring high quality work with an innovative approach to assisting clients. They are active in helping and developing new technologies in the fire door industry and steer clients in the direction to become legally fire door compliant with the use of RFID technology. More information visit https://ajmfiresafety.com/
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Last Updated May 23, 2022