Fire Door Installation Accredited
FAME Services is well placed with a team of highly trained personnel who can meet a broad spectrum of workplace needs.
We have just added fire door installation to our portfolio of services to our clients. Over the past few years, we have been honing our skills and developing our training methods and introducing a new purchasing system to allow us to comply with the Chain of Custody (CoC) standards, clarifications and interpretations, enabling us to consistently apply the chain of custody requirements in daily practice for our BM Trada Q Mark accreditation.
FAME Services installs accredited fire doors – you receive a certificate of compliance, having used compliant materials giving you the peace of mind that in the event of a fire, everything is in place to prevent its spread, and thereby protecting the people under your care.
We know that: – passive fire protection systems save lives
Fire protection is made up of active fire protection and passive fire protection, which includes fire stopping. Active protection is anything that can fight a fire, for example, fire extinguishers or sprinkler systems would be considered active fire protection. Passive fire protection includes anything that prevents fire from spreading, such as fire doors or intumescent paint. Passive fire protection, and fire stopping, aims to compartmentalise the building, which not only helps to maintain its structural integrity but also creates time to safely evacuate the people inside. A good and robust fire system should use a combination of both active and passive fire protection systems.
Get up to speed
Many businesses are surprisingly complacent regarding fire risk in the workplace. There are over 300 workplace fires a week, and the risk in certain industries such as the construction industry is greater than in others. The Fire Safety Act 2021 was enacted after tragic loss due to fire. If you own or manage a business, commercial property, or building with multiple occupancies you must understand the new law, have up-to-date fire risk assessments in place, and know what you must do to be compliant and protect the people that use your building. Not only does passive fire protection safeguard people, but it also protects the integrity of your buildings structure reducing the speed with which fire can travel.
How does it affect me?
The Fire Safety Act 2021, follows on from the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and has some significant changes. Under the latest fire act, your fire doors must be compliant with the latest regulations, if they are not you must get them replaced. The 2021 fire act, has also clarified the extent of the building for which the Responsible Person is accountable. Again, this will vary dependent upon your building, its usage, and the escape routes, but in a multi-occupied residential building, the Responsible Person must by law manage the risk of fire for the structure, external walls of the building, and entrance doors to individual flats that open into communal areas.
Why use FAME Services?
There is a legal requirement for manufacturers of fire doors to demonstrate the ability of their products to resist the passage and spread of fire. However, if they are not properly installed, their fire resistance capabilities can be seriously compromised.
The BM TRADA Q-Mark Fire Door Installation scheme has been designed to provide reassurance to specifiers and end users that the product they have chosen has been installed correctly and that it should perform as intended. FAME Services is fully accredited to install fire doors to BM Trada specifications.
- What are the gains of using an accredited installer?
- Raise the on-going standard of installation of fire doors.
- Ensure the product’s fire resistance capabilities are maintained.
- Ensure the product’s service life is maximised through correct installation.
- Provide peace of mind that the Installer is suitably qualified and that their work is continually assessed by an independent body.
- Provide specifiers with the means to demonstrate that the installation meets the required standard.