We strongly recommend that you only allow certified fire door installers to work on your fire door sets. Get this wrong, and the installed fire-resistant doors may not comply with statutory regulations and may not function correctly as designed in an emergency.
You should follow the fire door manufacturer’s instructions or installation guide during the installation process and for maintenance of the door leaves. The instructions will also identify when and how to maintain the door.
You should use the correct safety signage; the code of practice for escape route signage should be referenced BS 5499-4:2013. A competent person must check the door for the certification label. The label will show the door’s fire rating, such as FD60. It will also have a fire certificate number and the manufacturer’s name.
Fire door ironmongery must-have CE marks and must be compatible with complying with UK regulations. Ironmongery consists of hinges, latches and door closers. They must all be securely fixed and of the correct specification to adhere to the fire door leaf certification label.
The relevant fire door regulations must be adhered to; this will help ensure compliance. The fire door frame must have the same FD rating as the door. Intumescent and cold smoke seals must be checked and specified correctly to ensure compatibility between the door frame and the doors (fire door sets).
Fire resisting glazing must have a CE mark to conform to European standards. When installed, the gap between the frame and the fire door must be between 2mm and 4mm; 3 mm is the target for fire door installers.
Once installed, the fire door closer should be tested to ensure that it effectively closes the door against the seal and operates the latch when closed.
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