Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
December 17, 2014

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The Intruder Alarm Report 2020

Infographic: The 5 Most Common Fire Door Faults

More than 61% of fire doors inspected by the Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) had problems with fire or smoke seals – just one of the shocking facts revealed by the infographic below.

To find out what the other four common disturbing findings made by fire door inspectors, who inspected 677 doors at 31 sites resulting in the identification of 2506 faults, scroll down to the infographic below.

FDIS general manager Neil Ashdown says: “These stats make interesting reading showing an average 3.7 faults per door inspected. Fire doors in the majority of UK building stock are not fit for purpose, these are the facts.

“Compartmentation is the most effective means for providing fire safety and this survey shows how seriously safety is being compromised.”

fire door infographic

Read more about the Fire Door Inspection Scheme on their website.

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It is shocking to read that 61% of these fire doors were installed incorrectly. That basically renders them useless. I guess that is something to watch out for. A fire door is only as good as the installation. http://www.bismac.com.au/products