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There is a legal requirement for manufacturers of fire doors to demonstrate the ability of their products to resist the passage and spread of fire. However, their fire resistance capabilities can be seriously compromised without an ongoing maintenance programme.

The safety and security of the building and its occupants can be seriously jeopardised if fire doors are not properly maintained and kept in good order with a regular and appropriate maintenance regime.

The onus is on the building owner/employer/occupier to ensure that the maintenance routine is carried out correctly.

Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 Section 17 stipulates that all fire protection systems and elements of fire compartmentation should be subject to routine inspection and maintenance to ensure that they are in good working order.

In order to comply with Section 17, fire door maintenance is a key requirement for every business and establishment to which the Order applies.

In the event of a fire, a well maintained and fully operational fire door will prevent the spread of fire and smoke allowing occupants time to escape safely from the building.

We are Third Party Certified under Doors Plus Ltd for Fire Door Installation, Fire Door Maintenance, and Fire Stopping Installation, certified under the BM Trada certification schemes, and as such, ensure that our clients fire doorsets are maintained correctly so that they perform effectively in the event of a fire.

A regular fire door inspection should be undertaken to ensure their structural integrity and functionality.

A six-monthly fire door inspection is recommended by the British Standards, in addition to the monthly inspection checks outlined by government guidance. The routine maintenance is a combination of visual and mechanical checks, cleaning and lubrication.

We recommend that damaged components are replaced immediately with like-for-like products to maintain performance of the door and validity of the fire certification.

Importance of Fire Door Maintenance

A fire door is not just another door. It’s considered a part of fire safety equipment and is made of high-quality materials that adhere to fire safety benchmarks.

Fire doors prove immensely useful in providing fire protection for escape routes like staircases and corridors.

Regular scheduled maintenance helps:

  • ensure the product’s fire resistance capabilities are maintained
  • ensure the product’s service life is maximized through correct maintenance
  • intumescent seals should be checked regularly to maintain the designated performance potential
  • mechanical items such as hinges, locks, latches, closers, floor springs etc. are likely to wear over time.


It is imperative that your Fire Doorsets are regularly inspected and maintained accordingly, allowing them to perform as they were designed to, on the one and only occasion that they will be required to do so.

It is your responsibility to ensure that adequate measures are in place for the inspection and maintenance needs of your Fire Doorsets, with the maintenance records being made available should you need to substantiate them.

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Our team of competent Inspectors are available for expert advice and assistance on how to meet your fire safety obligations under the Fire Safety Order, this facility is accessible to all our Social Housing, Local Authority, Education, Bluelight, HealthCare, Hotel and Public Sector Clients and Potential Clients.