FIRE DOORS | DOORITALIA
To put it simply, fire doors save lives.
These specialist doors are tested against the elements and purpose-built to withstand roaring fires for as long as possible. They enable buildings to compartmentalise and delay the spread of fire from one area to another.
Fire doors have a few vital safety features and really can be the difference between life and death. Two of the most important functions fire doors have are:
When closed, they form a barrier to stop the spread of fire
When opened, they provide a means of escape
Because of their importance in protecting lives, it is imperative that fire doors receive regular inspections – frequency is likely to depend on many factors, including the age and condition of the door. It has been suggested that a minimum quarterly inspection rule may be applied when the new Fire Safety Bill is implemented, recommended in Phase One of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. Worryingly, the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) recently highlighted that three quarters of all fire doors inspected in 2019 were condemned as not fit for purpose.
If you own a commercial or non-domestic property, there are strict regulations and guidelines to follow, ensuring the doors can withstand certain heats. Fire doors should always be fitted correctly by a competent installer, as they’re a carefully engineered fire safety device.
Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), landlords have a responsibility to ensure their properties and tenants are safe. The ‘responsible person’ has a legal responsibility under the FSO and can be criminally prosecuted if they do not fulfill their duties. The responsibility extends to the requirement for a fire risk assessment in all non-domestic buildings, including the common parts of flats ,houses with multiple occupation and general commercial/ industrial buildings.
The cocif fire door ranges not only meet all certification and the required UK safety standards ,they are completely finished at their factory including matching door frames ,telescopic architraves, intumescent fire-strip door closer ,drop down fire excluder and standard ironmongery or ironmongery suitable for any particular application. Best of all they are simple to fit and take approximately 20 minutes to install with zero installation hassles and passed first time by inspectors . Saving you and your clients valuable time and money.