Fire doors are a critical element in fire safety and a requirement in every commercial, public and multiple occupancy building, and in some domestic situations too.
We rely on them to work correctly in the event of a fire by providing critical protection within a building such as escape routes (stairs and corridors) and places of relative safety, and in separating different fire hazards in a building.
To save lives, they must work correctly, and there are some simple checks you can undertake depending on whether you are a building owner, or manager, a landlord or occupier.
Simple checks you can make.
If you are concerned about the safety of fire doors in your building, take a look at this simple list of checks you can make. If you have any further doubts, then contact the building manager, landlord or property maintenance department.
Building owners and managers - 10 checks to make on your fire doors
Building occupiers and residents - 5 simple checks to make on your fire doors
Fire Door Safety Posters - Help for residents - (for display by Housing Providers, Landlords, etc.)
Fire safety advice for HMOs and Private-Residential Landlords
As part of Fire Door Safety Week 2013, we teamed up with the National Landlords Association*, the UK’s leading organisation for private-residential landlords, in providing additional fire safety advice.
Fire safety for landlords - larger HMO’s
Fire safety for landlords - risk assessments
More safety videos for rented accommodation can be found on the NLA’s YouTube channel.
*The NLA works with 40,000 landlords, of which 22,000 are paying members, ranging from full-time landlords with large property portfolios to those with just a single letting. NLA membership helps landlords make a success of their lettings business by providing a wide range of information, advice and services. The NLA campaigns for the legitimate interests of landlords by seeking to influence decision-makers at all levels of government and by making landlords’ collective voice heard in the media. It seeks to raise standards in the private-rented sector while aiming to ensure that landlords are aware of their statutory rights and responsibilities.’