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Fire Door Inspections

Not just an ordinary door.

Fire doors are essential life safety elements of a building fire protection system and must be kept in perfect working to contain a fire.

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What Are My Fire Door Inspection Obligations?

Under the regulatory reform fire safety order 2005 (the law) building managers (the responsible person) have a legal duty to ensure all fire protection assets within their buildings are fit for purpose and correctly maintained.

Fire doors are subject to day-to-day wear and tear, even a small amount of damage can reduce the efficacy of a fire door by as much as 50% of its intended fire rating. Regular fire door inspections are an essential part of building maintenance.

A thorough fire door inspection should be carried out by a suitably competent person and include a full check of all aspects of the door checked back to its intended installation.

Properly functioning fire doors save lives!

Compliance In Three Easy Steps


Before any inspections take place, an investigation into the types of doors that should be installed and what ratings they are required to have should be carried out. This information (usually found on site plans and fire strategy documentation) is used as a baseline.

A compliant fire door inspection should cross-reference expectations against actual findings at the property.


A detailed fire door inspection of each fire door will check all aspects of the door's features and hardware, ensure they meet the building's fire strategy and inspect for wear and tear that may reduce the fire door's efficiency if the worst happens.

All aspects of the inspection should be recorded and evidenced to protect the responsible person in the case of a fire.


Regular repairs should be carried out to industry guidelines (ideally to a 3rd party certificated standard such as BM Trada Qmark) ensuring that any repairs carried out are compliant and reinstating the fire door's resistance.

Ongoing fire door inspections should be at a suitable interval to pick up damage before it becomes a major problem, as a guideline 6 monthly for standard usage is a good starting point.

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Aether Compliance provides strategic consulting, and expert compliance services to assist our clients in achieving their overall goals in the rapidly changing regulated sector. Our compliance experts help organizations meet regulatory requirements in a variety of industries including facility management, food safety, manufacturing, and more.

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Our Fire Door Solution Is Different

A fire door inspection is not a simple look at the door, there are many aspects to a compliant fire door check.

Using your risk assessment documentation as a guide, our technicians will check not only for general wear and tear but also whether the door is correctly fitted into the frame (a fire door in a frame without fire stopping is not really a fire door) as well as help to verify whether the door meets the fire resistance it was intended to do (i.e. it is really an FD60s door fitted).

Our job is to protect our clients, to give them a clear understanding of whether their fire doors will perform as expected if the worst should happen.

All our inspections are accompanied by fully compliant documentation in line with BM TRada Qmark to ensure the highest levels of protection for our clients and their occupants.

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Fire Strategy Assessment

Free assessment prior to site attendance of site plans / fire strategy and fully updated digital plans on completion

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Fully certified to BM TRada Qmark with Institute of Fire Engineer qualified technicians

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Digital Reporting

Market leading 21st century reporting tools built around BM Trada Q Mark guidelines, easy to interpret with detailed remediation requirements

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Asset Tagging

Unique identification numbers attached to each door to review and monitor individual compliance and testing schedules

A word from our CEO

"Fire door inspections are not a simple as they may appear"

"The law does not define what a compliant fire door inspection should include and is open to interpretation in the courts. The responsible person under the Regulatory Fire Safety Order 2005 (RRFSO) has a legal duty to ensure they perform as their fire strategy documentation, so this is always the best place to start with fire door inspections. A fire door inspection should give complete peace of mind that the fire door will perform as intended when it needs to do so.

To ensure a fire, door performs as it's intended, the first thing we need to check is whether the door installed is what has been specified and whether it was correctly fitted into its frame. The ongoing 20-point inspection list is designed to pick up any wear and tear damage regularly however often the first step is overlooked in many fire door inspection programs leaving occupants at significant risk in effectively a fire trap." - Titus W. (CEO)