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It’s important that fire doors can do their job...

In line with recent legislative changes for Fire Safety within England, checks of fire doors will now be taking place within our properties on a regular basis

These inspections will take place on all communal doors up to four times per year (every quarter), and on all flat entrance doors once a year (annually). These inspections will be taking place to ensure that the doors remain in a good condition and are still able to perform as necessary in the event of a fire. 

Redwing contractors will be in touch from March 2023 onwards to let you know when they will be attending your building and arrange an appointment.  

Fire doors are crucial to preventing a fire from spreading, so we've produced a quick checklist you can use to ensure your door is in a good condition. If the door does not pass all three of these checks, call us straight away on 0344 736 0063: 

  1. Check the self-closing device. Open the door and let it self-close, the door should close firmly onto the latch without sticking to the floor or the frame.   

  2. Check fire strips (usually a plastic strip with a fuzzy brush) around the top and sides of the door or frame, to ensure they’re intact with no signs of damage.  

  3. Check that the door and door frame – look for any holes, chips or obvious damaged that may be present.    

Remember: 

  • All communal areas must be clear and free from obstructions to ensure everyone can safely evacuate the building if required.  

  • No items can be left in the communal area which can prevent the fire service from accessing the building.  

  • The stairways are escape routes and must be kept completely clear and sterile.  

  • Fire doors must be always closed and never propped/wedged open.  

  • We perform regular inspections of communal areas to ensure they remain safe. Any items found in communal areas will be considered a Fire Hazard, removed and disposed of.  

Am I responsible for the repairs of my fire door?  

My home is rented 
Redwing will inspect and repair the front door to your flat (which is a fire door) in line with current legislation.  
 
I am the leaseholder of my home

Redwing will inspect the front door to your flat (which is a fire door) and if found not compliant, will be in touch to inform you of the statutory responsibilities in line with your lease. You will be responsible for these repairs, but we will work with you to ensure your fire door is compliant under The Fire Safety Act. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to us on 0344 736 0063 or info@redwing.co.uk

For more information visit: The Leasehold Advisory Service  

I have shared ownership of my home 
Redwing will inspect and repair the front door to your flat (which is a fire door) in line with current legislation. 

For more information visit: The Leasehold Advisory Service
 

Flat door with fire safety check point on each area of the door

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