A fire door is a door with a fire-resistance rating/fire protection rating used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure. It also used as a way to enable safe egress from a building or structure.
A fire rated door set consists of a fire door leaf, fire door frame, with hardware such as closers, handles, locks, vision panels, air grilles, and is defined under Australian Standard AS1905.1. Fire rated door sets must be self-closing and self-latching to be certified. Once a fire door set is installed correctly with approved hardware, a tag and certificate is issued and installed on the fire door frame.
Check that you have the correct fire door rating. There are generally two different types of fire doors used:
Check the fire door set has the correct fire door certification on the fire door frame
Check that the fire door is marked correctly with the appropriate signage
Check that the fire door levers and furniture operate smoothly and return to position
The latch should hold the fire door firmly in place without a struggle for it to work properly
Insure that the smoke seal does not show any visible damage and is fitted correctly
Fire door hinges must be fitted firmly with no screws missing
Ensure there are gaps no more than 3mm around fire door and frame
Check that the mechanical fire door closer is fitted securely and not leaking oil
Whilst these checks are a useful tool to complete routinely on your fire doors the Building Code of Australia requires that fire doors be inspected and tested by a compliant safety officer as per below;
Adept Fire Protection Services is able to supply, install, repair and service all types of fire doors and provide certification for these fire doors in accordance with Australian Standards.
Adept Fire Protection Services provide supply and installation of the following fire safety doors and fire door frames (Tagging and Certification included with all of our installation services):
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