This is my 4th blog showing another typical problem we come across very often with fire doors. This one is actually not the fire door but it is something that we check when we carry out a fire door inspection.
In the picture below there is a brand new fire door and above the door is also a new vent. The door is rated for 30 minutes for fire and smoke control but the vent is not fire rated at all and it has no smoke control. In the event of a fire the doors will do their job but the vent will allow fire and smoke to pass pretty quickly from one side of the doors and into the protected stairwell where persons are trying to escape. This job has been signed off as acceptable and the owners would not have known there was a problem if they hadnt appointed us to carry out an inspection
Call us now to arrange for an inspection of the fire doors in your property (07950 575695) and help protect the people in your building.