We inspect and service Fire doors for schools, colleges and universities

 Legislation and building regulations surrounding fire doors for schools, colleges and universities are wide and varied.

Considerations include:-

  • Provision of clear and effective access within the building (including the required fire door width)
  • Glazing options for light and vision levels required
  • The weight of the fire doors

Guidance for new buildings according to the Education Funding Agency:

“Building work at all schools must comply with the building regulations enforced by local building-control bodies. Building Bulletin 100: design for fire safety in schools is the normal means of compliance with building regulations for fire safety design in new school buildings.”

Guidance for existing buildings:

“Schools are required to undertake risk assessments to identify the general fire precautions needed to safeguard the safety of occupants in case of fire, including their safe means of escape.

“Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (RRO) fire legislation has become simplified. The Department for Communities and Local Government has produced a guide for schools – fire safety risk assessment: educational premises. The guide deals with the provision and management of fire safety.”