1. Labels are present and legible:
The labels on the fire door should be clearly visible, and easily readable. They should indicate the type of fire door, the fire rating, any special requirements such as smoke seals, and contact information. In addition, they should be made of durable materials that can withstand heat and flames in case of an emergency.
2. No holes or breaks in the door or frame:
The fire door should be intact and without any visible signs of damage such as cracks, holes, or warping. This ensures that the door can do its job effectively and provide the proper protection from smoke and flames.
3. Glazing and glass kit/glass beads are intact and securely fastened:
Any glazing on the fire door should be inspected to ensure that it is not cracked or broken, and securely fastened with no gaps where smoke and flames could pass through. Any glass beads should also be checked to make sure they are in place properly.
4. The door, frame, and hardware are in proper working order:
The door, frame, and hardware should all be checked to make sure that they are properly functioning. This includes checking for any signs of wear or damage, as well as proper latch projection and door clearances.
5. No missing or broken parts:
All the parts associated with the fire door should be inspected to make sure that none are missing or broken, which could lead to a decrease in the fire protection afforded by the door. Any missing or broken parts should be replaced immediately.
6. The door closer/spring hinges are operational and the door is self-closing:
The fire door should close automatically when released, regardless of whether it is opened inwardly or outwardly. This ensures that it will be closed and latched properly in the event of an emergency.
7. The gasket is intact and the sealant is not cracked:
The gasket around the fire door should be checked to make sure it is in good condition, with no cracks or tears. The same applies to any sealant used to secure the gaskets in place.
8. Hinges are securely fastened with no loose or missing screws:
Hinges should always be securely fastened to the frame, with all screws tight and none missing. This prevents any parts from shifting or becoming loose during a fire, which could impede the proper operation of the door.
9. Hardware functions correctly lock when engaged, and has proper latch projection:
The door hardware should be thoroughly checked to make sure it is functioning properly and securely locking when engaged. The latch projection should also be checked to make sure it meets the required standards.
10. The attached smoke seals are properly sealed to the door edges:
If any smoke seals are attached to the fire door, they should be inspected to ensure they are properly sealed along the edges of the door. This helps provide an effective barrier between rooms in case of a fire.
11. Emergency exit hardware is operational and properly labeled:
Any emergency exit hardware associated with the fire door should be examined to make sure that it is working correctly and all labels indicating its purpose are present and legible.