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Fire Door Safety

Fire doors protect lives and property.

A fire door ensures that should a fire break out, it can be contained within a space. The fire door acts as a barrier from fire and toxic cold smoke. Each fire door is fire rated which represents the period of time the door can withstand the elements after certified testing. Fire doors allow for safe evacuation, stay put protection and safe access for emergency services. 



Almost three quarters (72%) of flat tenants would ignore the guidance to ‘stay put’ if there was a fire in their building and their particular flat was not affected by fire or smoke, according to new research released today to launch Fire Door Safety Week (24-30th September 2018). –


How to check your fire door

Check the gaps around the top and sides of the door are consistently less than 4mm when closed. A £1 coin is a handy way to measure the gap, this is about 3mm thick. Depending on the type of door, the gap underneath can be slightly larger (up to 8mm is not uncommon) – if you can see light under the door, the gap is likely too big. If the gap is too big it can be a danger allowing fire and smoke through, you should report it. 

Check the seals Are there any intumescent seals around the door or frame, and are they intact with no sign of damage? Seals expand if in contact with heat and help protect from fire and smoke getting through the cracks. 

Check the hinges are firmly fixed (three or more), with no missing or broken screws. The door needs to be securely fitted as a fire could break through.

Check the door closes properly with a correctly fitted door closure. Make sure the door closes on its own when opened and does not catch on any obstructions. A fire door is completely useless when left open.


CCN fire doors

We manufacture and supply FD30 (providing 30 minute protection) and FD60 (60 minute protection) fire doors. We also supply fire safe ironmongery signage, hinges, door closers…

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