A third-party fire risk assessor has recommended that all of the fire doors within our office building are upgraded by fitting intumescent strips and smoke seals. The executive board is concerned about the cost of this. Are we legally obliged to fit such strips and seals?

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A third-party fire risk assessor has recommended that all of the fire doors within our office building are upgraded by fitting intumescent strips and smoke seals. The executive board is concerned about the cost of this. Are we legally obliged to fit such strips and seals?

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Under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, or the equivalent in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the responsible person must, where necessary, implement general fire precautions so as to ensure the safety of relevant persons.

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