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Reasons Why Fire Doors Fail

You may have already read so many articles about good quality fire doors or maybe have already seen one at your workplace, but did not really know the reason why it’s there and why people still have to manufacture a different kind of door when it's just a door after all. But fire doors are more than that. Their purpose is to help reduce the spread of smoke and fire. They are manufactured and installed in buildings, houses, hotels and even cargo ships and more. Many lives and properties have already been saved because of fire doors.

These types of doors are made of all fire resistant that have passed test and certifications. They have been tested and are installed with a goal of helping in the overall safety and structures against the damaging fire. The fire doors are made up of the door itself, the door frame, smoke seals, hardwares and even glass or fiber windows that are all fire rated. Whatever it is that you can find on the door are all tested and certified by a licensed fire door specialist.

Time has proven the importance of fire doors and that led many companies big and small to develop door sets that can hold fire with the highest resistance possible. The use of fire doors has been renowned internationally and these types of doors have already become a pillar of every establishment to be one of the tools used to prevent fire. An establishment is not deemed safe of fire doors are not installed. In fact, in Australia alone, its government has mandated that fire doors must be installed at home and business buildings and must be maintained regularly because if not heavy fines are due to those offenders.

Although fire doors are made with the most advance technology that we have today and by following all the regulations and standards in the making, there is still the possibility that a fire door will fail. Sometimes fire doors are improperly installed, which makes it nonfunctional. Also, some would block the fire doors with furnitures or other structures that ultimately defeats its purpose. Worst of all, putting inflammable items near the fire doors which is completely wrong.

Another cause why fire doors fail to serve its purpose is the lack of maintenance. Just like other machineries they also need to be maintained and checked regularly. For this, an advise of an expert is recommended as you cannot check it for yourself. You also do not have the power to deem a fire to be compliant with what is regulated because you are not a specialist. A fire door specialist must make a regular visit to text the doors and update its compliance. We never know when a fire accident could happen and if this is the case all the fire doors installed must be able to help save lives and reduce property damage because that is after all what we exactly want to happen.

So if you want to ensure your safety during fire emergencies, it would be best to install fire doors. Should you wish to learn more about fire doors, its usage and the installation process, you may contact Scanline and call our number which is 1300 302 994. A fire door specialist will assist you and will help you with the inspection of your fire door or your premises.


What Fire Can Do To Us and Our Establishment

Fire has been discovered and used by our forefathers some million years ago and since then the humanity has been very dependent on fire to survive. People use fire  to prepare their meals, boil water, produce heat to warm up during winter, burn chemicals to produce goods that we need everyday and so much more. Fire is given to us by mother nature is just reproduced by human for whatever serves its purpose. We can control the way we use fire, but there are times that we really just can't. 

A fire could start in less than 30 seconds and less than 5 minutes for it to go out of control. And not only that because smoke also comes along with the fire. During a fire, the surrounding is very dark and before you know it you are already about to collapse due to the lack of oxygen. Fire can cause so much destruction as its tendency to be so severe escalates every second.

History has taught us some very important lessons about the wrath of fire. The Great Fire of London in 1666 is one of the greatest manifestation of fire's stronghold in vanishing a city by not taking extra care of it. The English city was burned down not only for one whole day but for a couple of days. In the modern days, we see news on TV and read the headlines on the newspapers about fires that happens almost everyday. The effect is so devastating as it not only caused property, but also the lives of many. That is how big the damage is when fire starts without any precautionary measures. Of course, there are many ways in preventing fire nowadays and there are already many materials mainly used for against fire that's been invented by many. Procuring fire extinguishers and installing fire and smoke alarms are one of the.

However, when it comes to helping you reduce the spread of fire and smoke to different compartments of your home of establishment, reliable fire doors play the  key role. By which this means that people inside the establishment will have enough time to leave the premises affected by fire and find a safe place away from it. While all these are happening, fire doors are also up there trying to stop the fire and smoke from contaminating everyone. They can hold fire for up to 4 hours depends on the door type and its certification.

But can you believe that door like this one can help save lives and property by containing the spread of fire and smoke? It is only good of you to believe. These fire doors are not your ordinary door. They are built with high-end and tough materials to withstand fire at any level of it. All the materials and parts of it are fire rated. So when we say fire rated they are all tested and have past the government's standard. Fire doors must all be certified as mandated by the Australian government. You would know that a fire door is certified when you see a tag on the side. This tag will tell you who the name of the maker, installer and certifier of the fire door. The fire rating is also found in the same tag. The rating will determine how long can a door hold a fire before it could spread around the area.

But after all, we still need to make sure that our premises are clear and prevent fire at all cost. We still need to stand on the notion that prevention is still better.



Scanline Fire Doors is fully licensed and insured to perform fire door inspections which are compulsory in Queensland. They must be inspected and maintained in accordance with AS1851, Part 17-2005 and therefore the Queensland Building Fire Safety Regulation 2008.

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