A survey conducted by the Fire Door Inspection Scheme in 2019 noted that 76% of fire doors inspected, did not meet safety requirements. Fire door inspections and maintenance is essential because fire doors play a vital role in an emergency by ensuring that when the door is closed, a tight seal is formed between the door and the frame to prevent the spread of fire and smoke.
The two main types of fire door, the FD30 fire door and the FD60 fire door, are designed to survive fire for either 30 minutes (FD30) or 60 minutes (FD60). However, fire doors that are not correctly maintained could fail to work as designed, putting lives and property at risk. For fire doors to work as intended as part of a fire strategy, they must be of serviceable condition to protect lives. Fire door maintenance can also save costs on replacement fire doors because ClearView can undertake minor repairs at regular intervals, thus extending the life of the fire-rated door sets.