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Fire Door Guide For A Landlord

By January 10, 2024January 17th, 2024No Comments

Fire Door Guide For A Landlord

Not sure about the rules and regulations for fire doors when you are a landlord? This blog post is for you. It will tell you everything you need to know as a ‘Group A Landlord’. If you are part of the local authorities, a registered social landlord or a landlord of private residential blocks – then this is a fire door guide for you.

Firstly, let’s look at what fire doors do. A fire door is used by a landlord to stop the spread of heat and smoke in the event of a fire. The fire door is a vital piece of fire safety equipment. It enables tenants to evacuate the building safely from a fire when necessary. This is done by reducing the risk of smoke logging and high temperatures in their escape routes.

If a fire door has been adjusted poorly or an inappropriate closer type has been chosen, it can cause fire doors to become annoying. For example, the fire door could bang quickly or noisily. This can cause disruption for your tenants and other residents. In addition, this can weaken the door closing device. This could stop the door from closing properly. In turn, this then makes the fire door less effective as a fire safety tool in stopping the spread of the fire.

This is why fire door maintenance and professional installation is so important. It really could be the difference between life and death.

As a landlord you need to ensure that a fire door is professionally installed on all flat front doors, corridors and staircases. These must be self-closing fire doors for additional fire safety. You need to make sure that the fire doors don’t bang shut. Not only could this damage the door and make it less effective in case of a fire. It can also make it tempting for tenants to wedge the fire door open, which makes the fire door ineffective.

We would recommend that as a landlord you regularly check each fire door closing device. This will ensure that you know the doors haven’t been tampered with. You can also make sure they are still in good working order and will offer adequate protection in case of a fire.

Need a trusted fire door company to install, maintain and test your fire doors? Contact the specialist fire door experts at Jensen Security and Fire Safety now.