Importance of having your fire escape or emergency exit serviced
Emergency exits in a building are important for emergencies such as a fire. Faster evacuation is achieved, due to the use of regular and special exits. This also acts as an alternative if the regular exit route is blocked by fire, etc.
Fire escapes are required to be serviced and inspected every 6 months. This is important to adhere to BS9999.
Your building insurance, lease agreement or fire risk assessment may also require that your fire exits are maintained.
We carry out adjustments and minor repairs, for each service. This could be to work on adjusting the closing speed, which takes place if a transom door closer, overhead or concealed type is in place.
Testing and checking the operation is important. This is because there are maximum forces to open doors like this; engineers typically have gauges on their vans because of this.
In our Risk Assessment Checklist, we document our findings for each door, so you can refer to this and have a record with evidence which may be part of a fire risk assessment.
If there are repairs or defects that cannot be rectified at the service, this will be put into a separate quotation for each door so you can spread the cost with a plan in place for repairs needed.
Our Team Works Around You
Planned in advance at your most convenient time
Specific schedule of works
Risk assessment and safety checklist
Test operation for safe escape
Minor repairs included
Adjust speeds of floor spring / transom closer / overhead closer if required
Separate quotation for defects or recommendations
Prioritise quotations on multiple door sites