Fire Safety (England) Regulations of May 2022
The Fire Safety (England) Regulations of May 2022 make it a legal requirement from 23 January 2023 for:
- Responsible persons for all multi-occupied residential buildings in England with storeys over 11 metres in height to undertake quarterly checks of all fire doors (including self-closing devices) in the common parts.
- Also, to undertake – on a best endeavour basis – annual checks of all flat entrance doors (including self-closing devices) that lead onto a building’s common parts.
- The regulations will also require responsible persons to provide to residents of all multi-occupied residential buildings with two or more sets of domestic premises (with common parts) information showing the importance of fire doors to a building’s fire safety
A responsible person should consider the following
- If there has been any alterations or damage to a door’s glazing apertures or air transfer grille
- If there are any gaps around the door frame and that seals and hinges are fitted correctly
- That the door closer shuts the door
- That the door closes correctly around the whole frame
- That there is no visible damage (either deliberate or from wear and tear) to the door or door closer
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