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Josh Waterman

The Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) has warned of ‘a tragedy waiting to happen’ after revealing that three quarters of the fire doors inspected in the UK by its approved inspectors failed to meet the required standard.

More than half of failures (54%) showed care and maintenance issues and nearly a third failed due to improper installation. More than three quarters (77%) had excessive gaps between door and frame while 34% showed issues over smoke sealing.

Even more alarmingly, buildings with the most fire door inspection failures included healthcare buildings, local authorities and housing associations, and private housing.

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 have come into force on 23 January 2023 and brings in additional requirements for building owners and responsible persons in buildings with two or more domestic premised and communal areas. The regulations detail information requirements and checking process which must be completed in relation to fire doors.

The government has published guidance on the new regulations. Check your fire safety responsibilities under the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 here.

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