Quarterly Fire Door Checks to Become Law

Following the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, the upcoming fire safety bill will state that fire doors in all blocks of flats will need to be checked every three months. The FIA (Fire Industry Association) last week reported upon this proposed big change in the law. Currently there is no specific legislation in place that requires fire doors to be checked, but these sorts of assessments play a huge role in fire safety. Although changes such as the fire door checks have come about following the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Report, the report in itself only stated that “all fire doors, including their closers, should be routinely checked or inspected by a suitably qualified professional.” However, it seems the government wants to take this more seriously and it will be insisting on checks every three months. The FIA’s article highlighted that “Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has stated that a fire safety bill that […]