Three-quarters of fire doors failed inspections in the UK, prompting a warning of a “tragedy waiting to happen”.
The figure, from the Fire Door Inspection Scheme’s (FDIS), is based on more than 100,000 fire door inspections carried out by its inspectors in 2021.
These inspections found that 75% of fire doors failed to meet the required standards. The most common reasons for inspection failure were: excessive gaps between the door and the frame (77%); care and maintenance issues (54%); and issues over smoke sealing (37%). In almost a third (31%) of cases, inspections failed due to improper installation.
The full article, published by Construction Management, can be found here.
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