Changing Fire Safety  Regulations – Fire Doors Regulation 10 (England)

 

Fire Doors Regulation 10

Updated fire safety regulations ( Fire Doors Regulation 10) and how they will affect you as the responsible persons

There have been attempts to improve fire safety and compliance within the structural integrity of large buildings following the Grenfell Tower inquiry Phase 1 report. The proposed guidance is becoming a legal requirement as of 23rd January 2023 in attempts to implement best practices.

What’s changing regarding fire doors (regulation 10)?

Firstly, the fire safety (England) regulations 2022 will make it a legal requirement for responsible persons of all multi-occupied residential buildings (with storeys over 11 metres in height). To undertake annual inspections (on a best endeavour basis) on all flat entrance doors leading onto a building’s common areas. Secondly, responsible persons must also undertake quarterly inspections of all fire doors in the common areas with best endeavours. These doors are to be compliant in accordance with current standards. Furthermore, responsible persons will be required to provide residents of all multi-occupied residential buildings. With information on the importance of fire doors to a building’s fire safety with best endeavours.

Prior to the Fire Safety Act 2021, flat entrance doors in multi-occupied residential buildings may not have been routinely considered as part of the fire risk assessment process. The act has omitted the legal ambiguity, and confirms that flat entrance doors are in scope of the Fire Safety Order.

Who are the responsible persons, and what should you do?

The responsible persons are those responsible for residential buildings above 11 metres in height. Or those containing two or more sets of domestic premises. They are responsible for implementing general fire precautions in these buildings. This duty involves the process of ensuring that all fire doors (including flat entrance doors) can provide adequate precaution.

As we are quickly approaching the new year, the legislation will soon be made compulsory. Therefore, it is crucial that as the accountable persons, you have a concise plan to undertake the correct safety measures to ensure compliance in your building. So, what measures will you implement to ensure your fire doors are undertaking routine inspections?

At Global, we have our very own Ceasefire FD30S Composite Fire Door Range, made with sustainably sourced materials including an Agri-fibre core. As part of Global’s complete approach, we can supply, install, maintain, and survey your composite doors.

Best endeavours?

This phrase denotes how the responsible persons are to engage with the residents when attempting access for routinely inspections of flat entrance doors. An example of this interaction would be agreeing the date for the inspection to occur.

 

 

 

How Global can help you as the responsible person

Because of the Fire Doors Regulation 10 changes, at Global, we are offering a bespoke Level 3 fire door inspection course that will equip you with the recognised skills and knowledge as a fire door inspector. This course is delivered by our Global experts, ensuring you receive the best possible training.

As the responsible person, you could offer this training to your staff, and avoid the cost of having regular fire door inspections from external parties. Why not register your interest with us at info@globaltechnicalservices.co.uk. Prepare yourself for the upcoming changes to the fire safety regulations, and ensure your building is compliant.

 

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