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Who Is Responsible For Fire Door Installation In Housing Associations?

By August 15, 2023No Comments

Who Is Responsible For Fire Door Installation In Housing Associations?

Did you know that it is the legal responsibility of the person or organisation that has control of the building to ensure that fire safety regulations are met? As someone within a housing association, this could mean you. This is per the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.  It includes the installation of appropriate fire doors in housing associations.

Good fire door installation is required in housing associations in order to resist fire as well as restrict the spread of smoke. In turn, this will reduce the risk to life safety and reduce potential damage to the property. Professional fire door installation is also required in housing associations to provide residents with adequate levels of safety if a fire was to break out.

If a housing association fails to deal with the proper installation of fire doors it could result in a government fine of at least £55,000. It could also result in imprisonment and injuries or loss of life for residents.

It is essential that housing associations meet their legal obligations concerning the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. They also need to meet their legal obligations concerning the new Fire Safety Bill too. It is important to remember that flats owned by housing associations often house hundreds of people. These people rely on the housing association to keep them safe and secure. This is why it is absolutely vital that housing associations comply with all fire door installation regulations.

These Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and new Fire Safety Bills regulations include the request that fire doors must be fitted in all places that lead to a final escape. This could include landings, hallways and stairwells for example. It is also required that all fire doors must be regularly maintained, be in good repair and efficient working order.

Here at Jensen Security and Fire Systems we are experienced in fire door installation safety for housing associations. This means that we can help you choose the right fire doors for your properties. In addition to this, we will assess the installation, maintenance requirements and accessibility of your existing fire doors.

We want to ensure that your residents and buildings are safe. We know how proper fire door installation can achieve that. Call us now to find out more.