Fire risk assessments: how often must they be done?
There are no specific time periods in law for how often fire risk assessments must be carried out or reviewed....
If you need to replace your fire door it is recommend that you only use a competent third party accredited fire door installation company. There are various third party accredited schemes, where you can view their registers and find a suitably qualified trades person:
- BM Q-Mark OP37 fire door installation scheme
- BRE group windows and doors fire performance certification scheme
- Warrington Fire FIRAS Scheme for fire doors
Third party certification is a helpful guide but should not be relied upon. Composite fire doors on the market should all have furnace test certificates for both sides of the door.
Installing a fire door correctly is as important as ensuring the door itself is to the correct standard. Correct installation of the fire door is important in order to make sure the door is fit for purpose.
A test certificate for all replacement doors should be provided to you by the contractor supplying/fitting the door, confirming that it meets the required fire safety standard. Alternatively fire doors can be marked in accordance with an accredited fire door installation scheme.
More information you might find useful:
- Who pays for the replacement or upgrade of an existing fire door?
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Fire safety
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