Top problems with Fire Doors - part two


This is our second article highlighting the kinds of common fire door problems we see every day. In the photo below you can see a couple of different problems.

First - Did you know Fire Escape signage should be fitted above or to the side of the doors and not on the doors? Easy mistake to make but easy to fix.

Second - One of the parts of the leaf selector has not been fitted to the doors. This part ensures that when the slave leaf is opened the main leaf is pushed sufficiently open to operate the leaf selector and hold the main leaf open until the slave leaf has shut again. With this part missing, as can be seen from the photo, it is possible for the slave leaf to be opened on its own and then it will not fully close, rendering the doors ineffective in a fire.

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