Fire Escapes Service at Oxford Industrial Park, Kidlington Oxford

Why have your fire escape or emergency exit serviced?

The purpose of an emergency exit in a building is a special exit for emergencies such as a fire: the combined use of regular and special exits allows for faster evacuation, while it also provides an alternative if the route to the regular exit is blocked by fire, etc. For compliance to BS9999, fire escapes should be serviced and inspected every 6 months.

This may also be a stipulation of your building insurance or part of your lease agreement for your fire exits to be maintained.

Initially we perform an asset list detailing the door type’s, locations and give them a unique asset number which is also transferred onto our service software. This means that if you the customer places a call out, the engineer knows which door and location saving you time and cost.

When carrying out a service we have a specific schedule of works which If you are using SFG20, then all of our servicing is up to the required standard and compliance. It also includes adjustments and minor repairs during the visit. This may be to adjust the closing speed if a door closer such as a transom, overhead or concealed type is fitted. It is also important to test and check the operation as there are maximum forces to open these types of doors, so all engineers carry force gauges on their vans for this purpose.

We documented our findings on our Risk Assessment Checklist for each door so that you the customer has a record and documented evidence as this may form part of your fire risk assessment.

Any repairs or defects which could not be rectified at the service are provided by means of a separate quotation per door to allow you to put a plan in place for the repairs and spread the cost.