St Gemmas Hospice-Fire Door Inspections

Apr 1, 2020 | Case Studies

Hospital Fire Doors are a critical safety feature of a healthcare building, providing a barrier to prevent or delay the spread of fire and smoke, while maximising the time available for egress, to allow occupants to evacuate to a place of safety. In the case of healthcare facilities, protecting escape routes for as long as possible can be vital where the mobility of building users, which includes the infirm and elderly, may be limited

Wear and Tear

Healthcare environments are particularly tough on doors. With traffic flowing through them 24 hours a day, damage is inevitable, from porters’ trolleys, beds, wheelchairs, staff and patients. Cracks, dents and tears in doors can not only reduce their effectiveness in a fire but can also harbour dirt and bacteria, compromising hygiene. As patient safety is of paramount importance, a damaged hospital fire door and its frame has to be repaired or replaced as soon as possible.


All of our assessors are NEBOSH and FDIS qualified with over ten years of fire door inspection experience. Our assessors were acutely aware of the hazards/risks within the hospice due to having experience of working in NHS hospitals regularly.


Our assessors regularly perform fire door inspections in a whole range of buildings which vary from NHS properties, Schools, Airports and regular working environments.