Swiss Gardens Primary School
Primary school improves ventilation with Dorgard SmartSound
Lee Jenkins, Premises Manager at Gatehouse, noticed that the gaps between the fire doors and the frames looked like they might not be compliant and he knew a fire door inspection was due soon.
Having been a customer of Fireco’s for over 10 years, with Freedors fitted around the school, Lee was happy to continue using our services, so booked in with our Fire Door Engineer, Martin Pearce.
“The Fire Door Inspection service that was carried out by Martin was excellent, I can’t fault my experience! Martin went above and beyond, highlighting issues that I didn’t even know were there.”
Lee explained that as they are a school, maintenance work can be tricky to fit into the budget, so he was pleased to get the issues resolved without having to get a full fire door replacement. This has encouraged Lee to continue with routine fire door inspections in the future and due to Martin’s advice, knows what to look out for when checking any doors over himself.
Fire doors play a key part in preventing the spread of smoke and fire. However, they can only do this if they’re in good condition.
There are many factors to be considered when checking the compliance of a fire door! Due to high usage, it’s important to get your fire doors checked and maintained regularly by a professional inspector. The British Woodworking Federation suggests doors should be checked every 6 months. Used alongside your regular Fire Risk Assessment it will give you a clearer understanding of your fire safety requirements.