HOW DO YOU GUARANTEE A FIRE DOOR IS FIT FOR PURPOSE - VIDEO
How do you guarantee fire door(s) is/are fit for purpose? It may come as a surprise to many but, in the UK, a manufacturer can simply self-certify that their fire doors comply with safety standards. Astonishingly, third party certification – which means that a fire door has been put through a number of rigorous independent checks – is not yet mandatory. It’s for this reason people should check whether a fire door is third-party certified, which guarantees a number of reassurances including:
- A manufacturer’s declaration of performance.
- An original test report.
- An effective quality management system in the factory
- Full traceability via permanent labelling or markings.
Hannah Mansell, spokesperson for FDSW, as well as British Woodworking Federation Head of Technical Research and Insight, Chair of the Passive Fire Protection Forum and a Trustee of the Children’s Burns Trust, says that the industry needs to continue to lobby for third party certification to become mandatory.
At the same time, the pace of industry research, innovation and collaboration needs to continue to ensure that fire doors are of the very best quality both today and on into the future.
You can contact MJ Fire here or call us on 0800 027 2480 for assistance and advice.
You can also find out more information by visiting the Fire Door Safety Week Website.