Fire safety consultancy ensures that precautions are in place to prevent the likelihood of a fire that may result in fatalities or
property damage. It is also about how people in a building are alerted in the event of
a fire thus better enabling those threatened to survive. Fire safety
measures include those that are part of the construction of a building, those
added to an existing building, and those that are taught to the occupants of
Fire safety consultant
They offer businesses and industries unbiased, professional advice in all aspects of fire prevention and fire protection. Consultants need to be qualified to deal in all areas of Fire Safety in a range of industries and be members of the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) and Institute of Fire Safety Managers (IFSM).
Internal fire doors installed in homes, offices and buildings are a fire safety measure used to prevent the spread of smoke and flame in the event of a fire.
Places where they should be installed:
At the exit from a floor of a building onto stairs.
Separating a protected corridor from rooms opening on to it, particularly dead-end corridors where there is only one direction of escape.
Sub-dividing long corridors. These fire doors must have vision panels in them.
Fire doors should open in the direction of escape but circumstances may dictate otherwise:
If few people will use that door to escape it is acceptable for it to open inwards
If the door opens directly onto an escape route or corridor and partly obstructs the corridor, the fire door can open inwards.
Some final exit doors or entrance doors need to open inwards to protect passers-by.
Buildings and offices will have signs for doors that protect emergency escape routes. These are small signs in a solid blue circle with the inserted white text “Fire door - keep shut”. These signs are fixed at eye-level on both sides of the door.
Vision panels are provided to allow people approaching the door to see if someone is approaching from the other side. In doors to rooms off corridors, where vision panels are installed they need to be kept free of obstruction. The panels allow people within the room to look into the corridor before opening the door to escape. The glass used in vision panels needs to be fire-resistant and fit snugly in the frame. If the glass is loose and a fire occurs, smoke and flame can seep through the gaps around the glass, thus overcoming the fire-integrity of the door.
We offer a fire safety consultancy service for unbiased, professional advice in all aspects of fire prevention and fire protection in a range of industries. Contact us on 0845 241 7474 for more information on our services or our fire safety product range.