‘Lives are at risk’ – lack of knowledge over faulty doors leading to under-reporting 21% said the reason they wouldn’t report in future is because they don’t think anything would get done.
Almost half (49%) didn’t feel it’s their responsibility to report a faulty fire door. This year’s campaign marks the 10th year of Fire Door Safety Week and aims to empower all to spot and report issues: Recognise it, Report it
A lack of knowledge over what constitutes a faulty fire door leads to under-reporting, with 29% of respondents saying they wouldn’t report a faulty fire door for this reason – putting themselves and others at risk.
Worryingly, 21% said the reason they wouldn’t report in future is because they don’t think anything would get done. Almost half (49%) didn’t feel it’s their responsibility to report a faulty fire door.
It wasn’t just issues with spotting and reporting problems that were prevalent, there was also a lack of understanding over the purpose of fire doors and how they function. More people believed that a fire door aids in stopping the spread of fire (46%) than the spread of smoke (32%). Only a fully functioning fire door will protect property and life from fire and smoke, with smoke inhalation being the main cause of fire-related deaths.
Would you know how to spot a faulty fire door and who to report it to?
- Look for a label or plug on top (or occasionally on the side) of the door. …
- Check the gaps around the top and sides of the door are consistently less than 4mm when the door’s closed. …
- Look for any seals around the door or frame.