Fire Door & Firescreen Maintenance

The Building Regulations and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (known as the RRO or FSO) places the ongoing responsibility for the fire safety of a building and it’s occupants onto the ‘responsible person’. The law now shifts responsibility for fire safety from the fire authorities to whoever has day-to-day control of premises that come under the RRO. Each business must appoint a responsible person, whether it is the owner, facilities manager or an expert consultant, to manage the fire risk to the building.

Our Fire Resisting glazed screens and doorsets are manufactured, installed and glazed by AEL in accordance with the current regulations and statutes. These works are in compliance with Fire Test Evidence issued by a Notified Body Testing House or an appropriate Assessment issued by a competent authority and have been completed by Technicians and Supervisors whose technical and practical competence is assessed by Exova WarringtonFire FIRAS Inspectors.

Our installations will have been checked and certified as being correctly carried-out and awarded a FIRAS certificate, a copy of which should have been included within the Operation & Maintenance manual and a copy of which will be held by FIRAS, Exova Warrington Fire, Holmsfield Rd, Warrington WA1 2DS.

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, effective from October 2006, makes the fire safety of your work place the responsibility of one selected person. AS THE FACILITY, OFFICE OR MAINTENANCE MANAGER YOU COULD BE RESPONSIBLE.

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005: Article 17 (Maintenance).

17. —(1) Where necessary in order to safeguard the safety of relevant persons the responsible person must ensure that the premises and any facilities, equipment and devices provided in respect of the premises under this Order or, subject to paragraph (6), under any other enactment, including any enactment repealed or revoked by this Order, are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.

We have made a checklist available in the downloads area of this website, or you can download copies of it HERE (hyperlink). Please use this checklist to make sure your building, staff and yourself are fully covered. Fire doors and fixed fire screens are an essential part of any fire safety plan, but they will only fulfil their role if they are in correct working order.

Carry out the tasks in this checklist at least once every 6 months for each door, sidelight and fixed screen. This interval should be reduced to once every 3 months in the case of high traffic/high usage areas.

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