The Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS)’s data, based on more than 100,000 fire door inspections carried out by its approved inspectors in 2021, found that 75% of fire doors failed to meet the required standards, putting lives at risk in the event of a fire.
The survey identified the three most common reasons for failure as gaps, issues around smoke sealing and problems with care and maintenance. Buildings that had the highest number of fire door inspection failures included healthcare buildings, local authorities and housing associations, and private housing.
Douglas Masterson, GAI Technical Manager, commented: “The findings by FDIS are concerning and something that the industry needs to take very seriously. Regular maintenance and correct fitting can help assist with addressing these reasons for failure.
“The GAI provides a host of resources to its members, so they are informed on the latest regulations surrounding fire doors, ironmongery and how to ensure these are correctly installed.”
For more information, visit www.fdis.co.uk