What NOT to do.
Merseyside Fire Brigade are starting to get tough over the propping open of fire doors.
Fire doors are provided, at considerable expense, to protect the safety of building occupants. In the event of a fire, they stop smoke spreading into corridors and stairs - provided they are shut. In this way they make sure people have a protected route to get out of the building, and they protect the building and its contents against the spread of damage. Leaving fire doors wedged or propped open disregards the safety of others. It is also against the law. Recently the Fire Brigade have told us that they are making checks and may take photographs for possible prosecution. In other words - w e have been warned!
It is safe to assume that a solidly built door with a self-closer is a fire door. The most critical ones (although all are important) carry signs stating "Fire Door, Keep Shut'.
Individuals who interfere with safety arrangements are liable to prosecution. Equally, there is a legal duty on the University to ensure, so fare as possible, that precautions are implemented.
Don't wedge or prop fire doors open; If you see a wedge or prop, remove it; If a door is defective, get it reported to the response desk.