Fire Doors Save Lives
The Regulatory Reform Order 2005
The Regulatory Reform Order or Fire Safety Order was introduced in 2005, it was in essence to simplify, rationalise and consolidate the previous legislation. It shifted responsibility away from the Fire service, and to the "Responsible Person" for that building. The "Responsible Person" has a legal duty to oversee Fire Safety for their building, and making sure that building complies with current regulations.
Fire Door Inspections form a key component to a Fire Risk Assessment, and must be kept up to date.
Article 17 of the (RRO) states "requires a suitable maintenance regime to ensure relevant equipment is kept in an efficient state". This includes Fire Doors and Escape Doors.
Article 18 "requires the responsible person to appoint one or more competent persons to assist in undertaking the preventative and protective measures".