Learn about fire doors and the minimum standards to make sure that property you own or manage is safe in the event of a fire.
We walk past dozens of fire doors every day without even noticing them. We don’t give them a second thought – at least, not until we need them.
Fire doors are specially engineered to ensure when they are closed they prevent the spread of fire and smoke.
If a fire door is properly made by a certified manufacturer, with compatible parts and certified by an accredited third party, it should hold back a fire for a specified time which will be dependent on its location and intended use.
If you live in a flat your flat entrance door should be a fire door. Doors that are not fire-rated may compromise the safety of yourself, your family and your neighbours. For further information see “Fire doors in blocks of flats and similar buildings”.
Installing a fire door correctly is as important as ensuring the door itself is to the correct standard. A third-party accredited fire door installer should be used. There are various third-party accredited schemes, which allow you to view their registers and locate a suitably qualified tradesperson.
If you have a fire safety concern, please report it here.