ABC Fire and Safety Limited

The Facts

Fire Door Law and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order

Commonly referred to as the RRO, the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order was a wholesale legislative change introduced in 2005. Consolidating over 70 individual pieces of legislation, it marked a significant shift in legal liability and set out new fire safety rules that apply to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales.

The RRO came into force on 1 October 2006. It applies to virtually all premises (other than people’s private homes) and covers nearly every type of building, structure and open space.

Compliance with the RRO is mandatory.

Its requirements link closely with related parts of the Building Regulations – Approved Document B (fire safety), Approved Document M (ease of access) and Approved Document E (acoustics).

Fire doors & guidance

Fire doors are designed to contain a fire to a single compartment of a building, therefore reducing the risk to those in other compartments. They are a vital part of containing fire and smoke, providing safe means of escape from a building whether it be Single Stage or Delayed Evacuation.

Our Expertise & Service

Properly maintained fire doors should be a part of the fire safety plan for every building.

We can provide comprehensive fire door maintenance to ensure that you comply and meet all the current regulations. Our experts have many years of
maintaining fire doors and we are always available for consultation.

Our services cover the following areas to ensure all aspects of your fire door safety are covered:

  • A fire door should only be installed with certificated components that will ensure it achieves it’s fire rating. Any door we install/maintain will be recorded in your documents.
  • Without the correct maintenance, the fire door could fail, so, as part of your risk assessment, we can inspect and provide a report to ensure your fire doors are still in working order. An action plan is provided with detailed works quoted for.
  • We can review the report & action plan every 6 months for low usage buildings and every 3 months for high usage buildings.