Crucial Manual Fire Exit Door

Here at Crucial, we know when it comes to ensuring the safety of your building, staff and visitors, fire exit doors play a crucial role. We’re proud to partner with Strongdor to bring you bespoke fire exit solutions, individually constructed with a choice of hardware, frame, threshold and panel options. These doors are specifically designed to resist the spread of fire and smoke, allowing people time to evacuate safely and firefighters to enter and control the fire. The fire exit doors we provide can be fitted as part of a larger construction project or a stand alone solution. We work with all types of businesses and premises and recognise the importance of helping our clients invest in a fire safety door as unique as their individual needs.

About Manual Fire Exit Doors

As many fire safety officers will tell you, there is much to understand about fire doors. From their fire resistance rating to safety checks. Ideally, there should be a responsible person whose role it is to check and report on the efficacy and maintenance of any fire doors within a public or commercial premises.

Fire resistance ratings are based on the length of time that the doorset and surrounding fittings are able to withstand and resist smoke and fire for. The most commercially used ratings for fire exit doors are FD30 and FD60 but bespoke built fire doors can be designed to withstand 4 hours or more.

At Crucial, we specialise particularly in steel fire exit doors. We understand it’s robust nature and the benefits it can offer to business premises. Steel emergency exit doors offer superior security advantages over some of the other construction materials available which we explore in more detail below.

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Important Things to Consider when Purchasing Manual Fire Exit Doors

Their Purpose

Manual fire exit doors are installed to provide a safe escape route for building occupants in the event of a fire. These doors are designed to withstand high temperatures and prevent the spread of fire and smoke, protecting people and property. It’s likely that health and safety regulations will stipulate what length of time will be required for your building and type of business but having a thorough understanding of their purpose is essential for any person responsible.

Their Location

Typically located in stairwells, corridors, and other areas that provide access to escape routes fire exit doors should be clearly marked with signs indicating that they are fire doors. They should never be blocked or obstructed. At Crucial, we provide fire exit doors that are for internal or external use and will help guide you to the right solution for your building.

Their Operation

Fire doors can be opened manually or automatically, depending on the building’s design and its health and safety requirements. It’s essential that you are aware of these prior to beginning your research. In either case, the doors should always be easy to operate and should not require specialist knowledge or tools to open them.

Their Maintenance

Manual fire exit doors require regular maintenance to ensure that they are in good working condition. This includes inspections to check for damage or wear, lubrication of hinges and other moving parts, and testing of the door’s opening and closing mechanism. Having a responsible person, assigned to the checking, reporting and maintenance of fire doors is usually a legal requirement for any business, so ensure you’re up to speed with this at the time of installation.

Their Regulations

As mentioned above, any fire doors must comply with health and safety regulations, which may include requirements for fire resistance ratings, self-closing mechanisms, along with other features. Make sure you do all the necessary research about what is required of your business regarding fire safety before beginning any searches for your fire exits solutions.

Benefits of Steel Fire Doors

As we touched on above, Crucial are specialists in providing steel fire doors. Because of our extensive work with steel, we know its superb capabilities and strengths. So it was only natural for us to become experts on steel emergency exit doors. They are an excellent choice for buildings that require high levels of fire protection and security. Have a look at some of their many benefits below.

Steel is designed to withstand high temperatures and prevent the spread of fire and smoke.

Steel emergency exit doors can resist flames for several hours.

Steel fire doors are made of strong, durable materials that can withstand heavy use and abuse and can withstand high-traffic environments.

Providing superior security, steel fire exit doors are difficult to break or pry open, making a breech far less likely than with their timber counterparts.

Steel fire exit doors are available in a variety of designs and finishes, making them a popular choice for buildings that require both fire protection and aesthetic appeal.

While they may be initially more expensive than other types of doors, steel emergency exit doors offer long-term cost savings due to their durability and fire-resistant properties. They can also help lower insurance premiums by reducing the risk of fire damage.

Why choose Crucial?

If you’re beginning your search for a fire door supplier to either install or replace your emergency exit doors and are wondering whether yours is the type of business that Crucial would work with, then perhaps the following list might help answer your question. We work with:

  • Commercial clients such as retail stores or restaurants
  • Industrial facilities such as factories, warehouses, and power plants
  • Schools, universities, and other educational facilities
  • Healthcare properties such as hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes
  • Residential buildings such as apartment complexes

This list is not exhaustive but demonstrates our flexible approach and we welcome enquiries from all types of businesses. We have an award winning team of engineers and pride ourselves on providing a high quality, timely and importantly, friendly service with every single project and installation. And with a multitude of excellent reviews from happy customers behind us, you don’t just need to take our word for it.

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