Fire Doors inspections

Fire door inspection, testing and maintenance is a statutory legal requirement for businesses in the UK. Minimise risk and maximise fire safety by arranging your regular three-to-six-month fire door checks with Quirks ,Rest assured our inspections are always conducted by certified and trained technicians.

We conduct fire door inspections in Flintshire, Chester, Wrexham, Cheshire, Denbighshire, Conway, Wirral, and North Wales for:

• Housing associations
• Care homes.
• Landlords
• Historic buildings
• Schools
• Hospitals
• Factories
• Warehouses


For fire doors to perform effectively in the event of a fire, regular inspections should be undertaken to ensure their structural integrity and functionality. Six-monthly inspections are recommended by BS 9999 in addition to the monthly inspection checks outlined within the government guidance documentation.


Fire door inspections consist of extensive checks of each individual fire door component. Inspections should be completed by a certified fire safety technician who is able to carefully assess each of the key components for faults, damage, or wear.

This simple ten-point checklist gives an overview of what to consider when inspecting your company’s fire doors.

  1. Are your fire doors certificated (label or plug)?
  2. Are the gaps between the leaf and frame 3mm (+/- 1mm)?
  3. Are the intumescent/cold smoke seals damaged or missing?
  4. Are the hinges all rigidly fixed with no screws missing?
  5. Do all handles and panic hardware operate correctly?
  6. Are the doors able to close in a controlled manner and are they free from obstruction?
  7. Do door selectors operate correctly?
  8. Is the glass secure in the frame?
  9. Do the doors display the correct signage and is it legible?
  10. Have your doors been inspected by a trained industry professional?

It’s worth noting that if the leaf is a FD it’s threshold gap (bottom rail) can be no greater than 8mm, and if the leaf is a FD(30/60)S, it’s threshold gap can be no greater than 3mm.

We can also provide advice on:

• Future inspection dates
• Any maintenance required.
• Any replacement components required.
• Whether or not replacement doors are necessary
• A ‘supply only’ or ‘supply & fit service for any maintenance or replacement parts detailed in the report.