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From the Fire Door Inspection Service


At the Fire Door Inspection Service, we employ industry-leading standards and expert protocols. Our process covers all the necessary checks to ensure that your fire safety systems are suitable. To make sure you have all the knowledge you need, we offer impartial professional advice before, during, and after your inspection.

Our detailed reports, adherence to regulatory standards, and dedication to safety make us the trusted choice for comprehensive fire door inspections. Ensure your safety standards are met and book your inspection now.

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Our inspection process ensures that your fire doors meet the necessary standards for compliance. All door sets are expected to be installed and maintained in accordance with BS8214 (download), aligning with building regulations and the Fire Safety Order. It is imperative that your door sets carry third-party certification identification for traceability and undergo testing to BS476-22 and BSEN1634-1.

Additionally, starting from 1st January 2024, manufactured components placed on the GB market will require UK/CA marking. Please refer to guidelines on using UKCA marking for products you manufacture or handle in different markets to ensure conformity.

Book your inspection today to make sure your building meets the required standard.


Your inspection report will provide a detailed, itemised list for each door set, covering aspects such as:

  • Suitability

  • Correct components

  • Proper fixation

  • Accurate installation

  • Correct adjustment

  • Smooth operation

  • Absence of damage or improper modification

  • Presence of all components

  • Ease of operation

  • Accurate preparation

  • Accessibility

  • Rust-free condition

  • Structural integrity

  • Minimal wear and tear

  • Intumescent protection

  • Third-party certification

  • Test certificates


This comprehensive assessment ensures a thorough evaluation of each door set, meeting the highest standards for safety and compliance.

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During inspection, the door set and its components undergo a pass or fail evaluation. Each component's faults are recorded, detailing necessary updates to bring the door set up to standard.

a) Certificated: A door with both a fire test certificate and third-party certification.

b) Evidence: A door with an available fire test certificate.

c) Nominal: A door lacking fire test or third-party certification for traceability. The inspector will use professional judgment to assess whether the door is suitable to meet required standards for maintaining fire separation.

d) Unsuitable: A door incapable of maintaining fire separation.

e) Final Exit Door: A door facilitating building evacuation, leading individuals to a place of safety.

f) Fire Test Certificate: A fire test certificate indicates that a door set design has undergone independent testing and assessment. The fire test involves exposure to a specified heating regime, known as a fire resistance test, to evaluate the door set's ability to maintain fire separation. This process results in a comprehensive fire test report.

g) Third-Party Certification: Third-party certification involves the inspection and verification of door set manufacturers by a certification body. This scrutiny ensures manufacturing consistency and traceability, confirming that the door sets meet stringent industry standards.


In preparation for the inspection, if possible, please provide the following to the inspector:

a) Fire Strategy Drawing/Plan: This drawing shows how fire safety is organised in your premises.

b) Ironmongery & Door Schedule: Details about door components help with a thorough assessment.

c) Floor Layout Drawing/Plan: Understand the spatial layout for a more effective inspection.

d) Previous Inspection Data: Any past assessment data is valuable for historical context and spotting recurring issues.

Note: In older buildings, occupants might not have these files. However, they are crucial for responsible management. Consider starting to create digital records for better decision-making in maintenance and safety management.

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A comprehensive intrusive inspection will in addition to visual inspection, require the removal of architrave, hardware, door furniture and other components for the inspection of suitable/sufficient fixing, intumescent protection, inspection of the surrounding structure & sealing between surrounding structure and door frame and fixings.


A comprehensive visual inspection of each fire resisting door set


  • The fire resisting qualities of the fire door all hardware and components.

  • The condition and operation of all hardware and components and devices

  • The correct installation and fitting of all hardware, components and devices

  • A check for relevant markings of third party certification & standards

  • *An inspection of vision panels, glazing installation and review of there suitability

  • *inspection of smoke and fire seals

  • *Inspection of door to frame clearances

  • Inspection of leaf & frame for damage

  • A clear action plan which outlines the location of defects & remedial action required


Fire DNA inspection system shall be used to carry out the inspection survey for the improvement of detailed output.

The software enables your floor plans to be uploaded.

The software enables other necessary files and documents to be attached to components & hardware such as test certs etc.

The plans are used to highlight the location of each fire door set. Each door is given a unique bar code which corresponds with your report. A rating is also included to enable you to identify which door sets should be prioritised for remedial action.


The report will outline the existing condition and adequacy of the fire door sets and where necessary recommended improvements, additional components required, remedial works & maintenance, methods of repairing and rectifying and where necessary identify the cause of the faults and issues in order to make your door sets compliant with statutary requirements and best practice guidance.

Get in touch with your certified fire door inspector now.

Call 07908 031196 or email

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