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Fire doors prevent potentially fatal injuries.
Fire doors are designed and tested against the elements, built specifically to withstand and stop fires from spreading out of control for as long as possible. Fire doors makes use of a few safety features and in a lot of cases prevent injury and even death.
If you are an owner of office or commercial property, there are strict standards that were introduced in 2005 that you must follow, one of which is ensuring that the doors can withstand fires to a defined heat.
Here are some of the pivotal features included in commercial fire doors.
- They are comprised of varying component and materials. Generally speaking they are made up of a timber frame and are covered in fire resistant glass or a metal sheeting.
- The doors contain an intumescent seal that is specifically designed to expand to seal the gaps between the doors in the instance of significantly rising temperatures (175-200°C).
- It is estimated that 45% of deaths during a fire outbreak are caused by smoke inhalation as apposed to server burns and as such it is recommended that you look for a door containing an intumescent seal.
- Thorough risk assessments must be completed and arranged by the responsible individual as per the fire safety order (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005).
- Within a private property / office complex fire doors must be installed where the risk is most prominent, this will usually be areas that are compact and contain electrical equipment.
The installation process when fitting a fire door is more complex than hanging a normal door, requiring industry standard training. Our team of experts are all fully trained and have a breadth of experience when it comes to installing, maintaining and repairing fire doors.