1. Check the door
There should be NO major defects in the door leaves or frame.
2. Check the glass
There should be NO cracked or broken glass.
3. Check the seal
Seals should be in one continuous length around the door and should NOT be damaged.
4. Check it closes
Self closing doors should close fully on their own, without binding on the floor. Door closing speed should be approx 10 seconds from a 90 degree angle. The door should NOT slam.
5. Check the hinges
There should be NO visible wear in the hinges - dark marks around the hinge knuckle could indicate wear.
6. Check the handles/ levers
Levers should return to their horizontal position after use and the latchbolt should engage smoothly and completely into the strike.
7. Check the maintenance
Some hinges, closer arms and locks might require lubrication.
8. Check the legislation
Ensure all mandatory safety signs are displayed on each fire door. Replace all parts like-for-like according to manufacturer's specification.
9. Check it is safe at all times
Fire doors should NEVER be wedged open.
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