Fire Doors: 1st Line of Defence Against Indoor Fires
With recent fire-related incidents in Hong Kong, one might start to question the safety of all fire-resistant facilities inside all buildings. One of the key measures and first line of defence to avoid fire and smoke from spreading throughout a building quickly is the (proper) usage of fire doors.
A fire door is a door with a fire-resistance rating used as part of a passive fire protection system to reduce the spread of fire and smoke between separate compartments of a structure and to enable safe egress from a building or structure.
According to legislations laid down by Hong Kong's Fire Services Department (FSD), the construction and materials used for fire prevention must be tested in accordance with BS 476 and certified as being capable of resisting the action of fire for a specific period of time.
When tested, the Fire Resistance Period (FRP) required of elements of construction or other components should satisfy one or more of the criteria of load-bearing capacity (R), integrity(E) or insulation (I), relating to the various methods of exposure.
|Elements of construction |
or other component
|criteria to be satisfied||METHOD OF EXPOSURE|
|LOAD-BEARING CAPACITY (R)||INTEGRITY (E)||INSULATION (I)|
(including frame & hardware)
|N||Y||N (unless specified)||Each side separately |
(except life doors: from landing side only)
SGS is certified to conduct testing services against requirements laid out by FSD as well as having the capability for other international standards such as EN 1634 (EU), GB/T 12955 (China), ASTM E119 (USA) and ISO 3008.
Experts at SGS have the capability and expertise to provide a comprehensive spectrum of testing services using state-of-the-art equipment and technology to ensure that your product(s) are testified by the utmost test standard.
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