New Legislation on Inspections: Coming into effect 23rd January, 2023

From 23rd January 2023, the Fire Safety [England] Regulations 2022, will make it a legal requirement for responsible persons for all multi-occupied residential buildings in England with storeys above 11 metres in height to:

  • Undertake quarterly checks of all fire doors (including self-closing devices) in the common parts; and,
  • Undertake – on a best endeavour basis – annual checks of all flat entrance doors (including self-closing devices) that lead onto a building’s common parts.

The regulations will also require responsible persons to provide to residents of all multi-occupied residential buildings with two or more sets of domestic premises (that have common parts) information on the importance of fire doors to a building’s fire safety.


The minimum requirement is that the inspections be completed by the responsible person, and training is available to ensure that they understand how to carry these out safely and effectively and can record the inspection so that evidence of compliance at that point in time is available.

Should a problem or any damage be identified during these inspections, more detailed checks of the doors may need to be completed by a specialist.


For more information about the changes download the fact sheet here.


For more information on how Door Data Systems can support asset owners, facilities managers, and other responsible persons to implement and record these new inspections effectively get in touch.

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