Wedging Fire Doors - 15/04/2021

We are aware that some building users are wedging open self-closing fire doors as a coronavirus (COVID-19) control measure, to reduce the need to touch locks and door handles, etc.

Whilst this is understandable, it is essential that this hazard is balanced against the risk of uncontrolled spread of fire and smoke when a fire occurs.

If you have decided to wedge fire doors, this must be fully considered in the fire risk assessment. Suitable control measures must be put in place to ensure fire doors will be closed when needed (particularly in buildings providing sleeping accommodation or care for the vulnerable).

For further details please contact us on 07766 462750

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