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Correctly installing fire doors and doorsets and their on-going repair and maintenance is critical to the safety of building occupants. Fire doors play a vital role in containing fire and the spread of smoke in the event of a fire.
The importance of good installation cannot be overemphasised. Poor installation can mean that an otherwise well-manufactured door fails to provide the required performance in the event of a fire. The installation of a doorset is as much a part of the fire resistance test as the doorset itself. Therefore, any alterations to the method of installation must be covered by a test report, an assessment report or an extended field of application report.
Repair and maintenance of a life-safety device such as a fire door is imperative. Generally, after handover, this responsibility passes to the building owner. Ongoing maintenance should be considered a preventive measure to ensure that the doorset operates correctly at all times. Where problems are identified it is extremely important that a system is in place to ensure that timely corrective action takes place so that failure of the doorset is prevented. It is strongly recommended that a scheduled programme is implemented and that any maintenance undertaken is carried out by a company that is certified for this type of work.
The day concludes with a short examination.
This training course is aimed at experience individuals who are involved with installing and maintaining timber and / or metal doors. Delegates are expected to already have an understanding of and be skilled in the installation of fenestration products and now wish to gain additional knowledge relating specifically to fire / smoke resistant doors.
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