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WARNING AS THREE QUARTERS OF FIRE DOORS FAIL INSPECTIONS

The Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) recently surveyed its approved inspectors and based on more than 100,000 fire door inspections carried out by our approved inspectors in 2021 we have issued a warning as three-quarters of fire doors fail inspections.

  • Three-quarters of fire doors inspected in the UK did not meet the required standard, putting building occupants at significant risk
  • Top three common reasons for failure: are excessive gaps, issues around smoke sealing, and care and maintenance issues
  • 77% of FDIS inspectors have seen an increase in demand for fire door inspections since the introduction of the Building Safety Bill (now the Building Safety Act as of April 2022)

The results have been published across various outlets and reached a wide audience on all our social media platforms educating those responsible for the maintenance and inspection on the current reasons for the failure of fire doors in our buildings, putting lives at risk in the event of a fire.

Please refer to the statistics detailed in the infographic