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24
Mar

Are your fire doors legal?


The Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) is teaming up with Dorset Fire & Rescue Service (DFRS) to organise a free half-day seminar that will help those responsible for property understand their obligations and how they can ensure that they and their fire doors stay on the right side of the law.

Legally, responsibility for fire safety in buildings rests with the building operator and owner, which means it could be shared by the authority or company that owns the facility and the company that manages the maintenance issues at the building. Liability will often include the building owner, through the organisation managing the operation to the company contracted to maintain the building.


The maintenance of fire doors is of paramount importance and must be correctly performed to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO). Failure to correctly carry out regular inspections and maintenance of fire doors will severely compromise their effectiveness, increasing risk to life as escape routes become unusable due to fire and smoke spread.

 

This new seminar will be held on Friday, 17th April at Weymouth Community Safety Centre in Weymouth, Dorset.

 

Speakers will include Andy Fox, Head of Fire Safety at DFRS, Neil Ashdown, FDIS General Manager, Jeremy French, Certificated Fire Door Inspector and Shaun Brown of GEZE UK.

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