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Fire Door Inspection Template

This template will help you write a fire door inspection report on every entry and exit point within your building. Double-check that all your doors are up to fire code and that they open freely and close securely. If there are any defects in the structure, hinges, or frame, note them down here. It’s important to ensure that all fire exits are free from obstructions in the event of an actual emergency.

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Enter the unique door number here and description of location
Is the door identified ?
What is the door location?
Is the route from the door to a place of safety direct and unobstructed?
Does the door leaf sit against the door stop and is it free from distortion?
If the door is veneered or lipped, is the glue still holding these products firmly in place?
Is the door frame free from damage, including dents and holes?
Door Frame
Is the door frame fully/securely attached to the wall?
If a planted door stop is present, is it firmly attached?
Is the frame to door leaf gap consistently 3mm?
Door Seals
Are intumescent seals in place?
Are the seals well attached inside the groove in the door leaf or frame?
Are brush or fin type seals free from damage?
Are the smoke seals continuous around the door leaf or door frame?
Door Hinges
Is there a minimum of 3 hinges with all the screws fitted?
Are all the screws the correct size?
Are the hinges free of metal fragments and oil leakage?
Are the hinges free from non-combustible packaging?
Door Closers
Open the door to 75mm or 5 degrees. Does it close and engage with the latch?
Is the closer securely attached to the door and the frame?
Is the closer free from damage and not leaking?
If unlatched does the closer hold the door in line with the frame and intumescent seal?
If hung in pairs, do they close in line if both are opened and released together?
If hold open devices is used, is it electronically released?
Does the hold open device release the door when required?
Lock & Latch
Does the latch hold the door firmly in the frame without rattling
Glazing & Glass
Is the intumescent seal continuous and attached to the glass and bead?
Are the glazing beads well attached to the frame and free from damage?
Is the glass free from cracking or damage
If the glass has been replaced is it fire rated glass?
If the glass is 1500mm from the bottom of the door, is the glass safety glass?
Threshold Gap
Is there a consistent gap under the door that allows it to swing without touching the floor covering?
Is the door to floor covering gap consistently 10mm (3mm if smoke seals are fitted) or less when the door is closed?
If the door leaf is fitted with a threshold seal, does the seal make contact with the floor covering when the door is closed?
Comments / Defects Identified
Enter any Comments / Defects Identified here
HSG 158 Fire safety in Construction free to download of HSE web sit
Fire safety: An employer's guide (Home office, Scottish Executive, Department of the Environment (Northern Ireland) for HSE) HMSO 1999 ISBN 0 11 341229 0
The FPA web site for guidance is
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A Fire Door Inspection Template outlines the necessary steps to ensure that fire doors in a building are in proper working order. It will help identify any potential defects or issues that may compromise the safety of the building and its occupants. The template covers important topics such as door specifications, fire rating, hardware, and more. It also includes a checklist of items to inspect and record the results. A Fire Door Inspection Template is a helpful tool for any building owner or maintenance staff to ensure that their fire doors are up to code and functioning correctly.
Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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