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Fire Door Inspection
Fire doors are an essential line of defence in a fire and can be the difference between life and death. Although they are a ‘passive’ fire safety element, they are complex, engineered products and need correct installation and regular maintenance. Any failing, no matter how small, could mean that your fire doors will not perform to the required standard in the one and only case that they may be called upon to do so – and failure to maintain them attracts the same penalties as any other fire safety equipment, such as alarms or sprinklers.
“Our mission is to improve Fire Door Safety by providing essential, competent & compliant fire door and fire stopping services to the property sector.”
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FDIS and BM Trada Q Mark Accredited
We are third party, independently accredited by the FDIS (Fire Door Inspection Scheme) and BM Trada Q Mark – the only company in Scotland to be accredited under both schemes – and are uniquely placed to fit the definition of ‘competence’ required by the regulations. This has already been recognised by industry leading Facilities Management providers, as well as The Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, The Scottish Police Authority and the Scottish Government itself, all of whom have sought our advice.
Our service partnerships are essential for ‘Responsible Persons’, ‘Duty Holders’, their agents or anyone providing surveying, maintenance or upgrading works to them in order to ensure that their fire doors and fire stopping are always fit for purpose and that they have exercised due diligence in appointing a competent contractor to conduct these works.
Passive Fire Protection Safety
Passive Fire Protection (PFP) relies on effective compartmentation within the building to restrict the spread of smoke and fire. This provides time for occupants to escape and fire services to bring the fire under control. Crucially, it is central to the fire safety strategy. If any element of passive fire protection fails, then the entire fire safety strategy will be compromised.
In our experience, almost EVERY building we survey has undergone alterations and had additional services (data, electrical, plumbing, etc.) installed over the years, with the resulting penetrations through compartment walls frequently left inadequately protected with little, or no, fire stopping.
Our Passive Fire Protection specialists provide essential Fire Stopping inspection and installation services for EVERY building.
Industry Recognised Partner
We are proud to count industry leading Facilities Management providers, as well as the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Scottish Police Authority and the Scottish Government itself amongst our clients, conducting surveys, remedial works and new installations in all types of building, from commercial and manufacturing to NHS hospitals, care homes, colleges, schools and student accommodation.
Fire Door Responsibility
The services we provide are essential for anyone with fire safety responsibilities – including ‘Responsible Persons’, ‘Duty Holders’, their agents or anyone providing surveying, maintenance or upgrading works to buildings.
It is crucial that their fire doors and fire stopping are always fit for purpose and that they have exercised due diligence in appointing a competent contractor to conduct these works. Unfortunately, evidence shows us that fire doors remain a significant area of neglect with improper installation, downgrades on the specification, insufficient maintenance and damage leading to poor fire safety with potentially fatal consequences.
The statistics are shocking – over 60% of fire doors inspected are not fit for purpose.
Fire Door Inspection App
To provide our clients with the most efficient service and clearest reports possible, we developed our own Fire Door Inspection App that includes ALL of the elements of the FDIS (Fire Door Inspection Scheme) inspection checklist as well as the BM Trada Q Mark Fire Door Maintenance Scheme – both of which (uniquely in Scotland) we are members of.
This means we can document, photograph, identify Accepted Repair Techniques as we go and send fully prepared reports – the same day – that can also be used as scope of works if required.
Book Free CPD Training
Our approved CPD Seminar provides essential information surrounding fire safety responsibilities -including legal obligations, demonstrating competence & due diligence, acceptable accreditations for consultants and contractors – as well as practical knowledge about the role, anatomy and function of fire doors themselves.
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Competence & Confidence – Covered
Not only are we independently accredited as competent in these safety critical works so you can be confident you have come to the right people, further assurance is provided by complete coverage of all our activities across the whole spectrum of insurances.