Wedging or propping open a fire door can prove devastating as it allows fire to spread unchecked, putting lives and buildings at risk. Despite this, 64% of premises visited by the Fire Service have fire doors wedged open.
It’s easy to see why. Fire doors are heavy; they’re a struggle to get through, so it’s tempting to wedge them open for easier access. But what is the real cost of wedging open fire doors?
As you can see, the stark reality is that wedging open fire doors can lead to catastrophic consequences. It has a knock-on effect which isn’t limited to paying a huge fine; it can also lead to prison sentences and ultimately loss of life.
But it’s not as simple as saying “don’t wedge that door.” We want fire doors open, as they are a nuisance in everyday life. We know they can be heavy, cause obstruction and even injuries.
This is where we come in. If you’re unsure what to do with your fire doors to improve access, we can help. We provide solutions that allow you to hold your fire doors open legally and safely, making compliance easy. Call us and we can help you every step of the way.