Fire Doors In The Workplace – What To Look Out For

In this month’s Take 5 for Health and Safety, Jackie discussed the important topic of fire doors. Let’s take a look at the essential takeaway points.

While fire doors don’t prevent or stop a fire, they are there to minimise the spread and damage, and protect people from the heat and smoke.

There are some essential do’s and don’ts when it comes to fire doors and this video stresses the importance of these.

  • Make sure a fire door is never blocked or left open.
  • A fire door should always be self-closing.
  • Make sure there is no more than a 50p gap between the floor and the bottom of the door.
  • Check the unlocking mechanisms work sufficiently.
  • Check the intumescent strips or cold seals are in place and in good condition.

The video also covers how to find out the level of protection your fire doors offer and what to check to make sure your doors are fit for purpose.

An essential part of fire protection in any workplace, we recommend watching this quick, informative video to test and refresh your basic knowledge. It offers a quick round-up of the key things to look out for to ensure your fire doors are up to scratch and in line with the latest fire safety regulations.

Each month, Jackie Cambridge from Cambridge Safety, covers a specific health and safety topic and covers it in a short, snappy video. These are uploaded onto YouTube and designed for anyone interested in H&S in the workplace or currently studying for their IOSH qualification.

It’s the perfect, bitesize way to learn and refresh some of the key aspects of Health and Safety in the workplace. We look forward to next month’s instalment – check out the official Cambridge Safety YouTube channel to keep up-to-date and watch more video clips like this one.

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