Fire doors are a central element of a building’s passive fire protection system. They help stop the spread of fire and provide people with safe exit points. By law, workplaces across the UK must have fire doors installed on external walls throughout the premises.
Fire doors must be regularly inspected to ensure they are operating correctly. Fire door inspections should only be carried out by trained staff. To maintain a safe workplace for all, employers should provide their workers with access to fire door inspection training.
In this article, we will take a closer look at the functions of fire doors in the workplace and why fire door inspections are a crucial part of maintaining health and safety. We will also detail the benefits of creating and sustaining a strong health and safety culture.