Fire Door Checklist

  • Has the fire door got a BWF-CERTIFIRE Fire Door Scheme label on the top edge?

Door Leaf

  • Does the door leaf sit against the door stop, flush with the frame and is free of distortion?

  • Is the door free from damage including dents, chips and holes?

Door Frame

  • Is the door frame firmly attached to the wall?

  • If a planted door stop is present is it firmly attached?

  • Is the frame to door leaf gap consistently 3mm

Intumescent/smoke/acoustic seals

  • Are the intumescent seals in place?

  • Are seals free from paint or varnish?

  • Are the seals well attached inside the groove in the frame or door leaf?

  • Are the seals free from damage?

  • If you have a brush or fin type seal, is it free from damage or breakage?

  • If fitted, are the smoke and acoustic seals continuous around the frame or door leaf?


  • What type of hinge is fitted to the door?

  • Is there a minimum of 3 hinges with all screws fitted?

  • Are all of the screws the correct size?

  • Are the hinges free from packing?

  • Are the hinges marked with BSEN 1935 grade 11?

  • Are the pivot hinges aligned and in good working order?

  • Are the pivot hinges free from debris and metal fragments?

  • Are there any signs of wear or oil leakage?

  • Are the hinges securely fitted?

Door Closers

  • Open the door to 5 degrees or 75mm. Does it close and engage with the latch?

  • Is the closer correctly attached to the door and frame?

  • Is the closer free from damage and not leaking?

  • If unmatched, does the closer hold the door in line with the frame and instumescent seal?

  • If hung in pairs, do they close in line if both opened and released together?

Hold open devices- only electronically powered allowed

  • Does the hold open device release the door when activated?

Lock and Latch

  • Does the latch hold the door firmly in place without rattling?

Glazing and Glass

  • Is the intumescent seal continuous and attached to the glass and the bead?

  • Are the glazing beads well attached to the frame and free from damage?

  • Is the glass free from damage and cracking?

  • Is the glass marked as fire rated?

  • If glazing panels are below 1500mm from bottom of door, is the glass safety glass?

Threshold Gap

  • Is there a consistent gap under the door that allows it to swing without touching floor covering?

  • Is the door to floor covering gap consistently 10mm or less when the door is closed?

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