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Fire Doors (Regulation 10) key Facts

Here are some key facts about Regulation 10 and fire doors:

1. Regulation 10 is part of the Building Regulations in the UK and sets out the requirements for fire doors in buildings.

2. Fire doors are an essential part of a building's fire safety system and are designed to prevent the spread of fire and smoke.

3. Fire doors must be installed in all buildings that have multiple occupancy, such as flats, apartments, and office blocks.

4. Fire doors must be tested and certified to meet the required fire safety standards, which are usually rated in terms of the number of minutes they can withstand fire.

5. The minimum fire rating for a fire door in a building regulated by Regulation 10 is 30 minutes.

6. Fire doors must be installed correctly and maintained regularly to ensure they are effective in the event of a fire.

7. Regular checks should be carried out to ensure that fire doors are in good working order, including checking the door closers, hinges, and seals.

8. Fire doors should not be propped open or have any obstructions in front of them, as this can prevent them from closing properly in the event of a fire.

9. Fire doors should be checked by a competent person at least annually, and any defects or damage should be reported and repaired promptly.

10. Failure to comply with Regulation 10 and fire door requirements can result in legal action and penalties, as well as putting the safety of occupants at risk.

MRF Fire & Safety Solutions

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