Barbour Podcast Episode 02 🎤 The New Fire Safety Regulations, Fire Doors and ‘Best Endeavours | Listen Here

March 2, 2023

🎤 EPISODE 02 | The New Fire Safety Regulations, Fire Doors and ‘Best Endeavours’

The Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 came into force on 23rd January this year. These included changes in relation to fire doors, as well as changes to the responsibilities of responsible persons and property owners, including:

•  The need to undertake checks of all fire doors on a quarterly basis

•  The requirement to ‘best endeavours’ to undertake yearly checks of all flat entrance doors, including self-closing devices, that lead into common areas of the building


But what does ‘best endeavours’ mean? Is it on par with “reasonable practicability” or does it mean something more?

In this episode, our speakers will provide you with:

•  An overview of the recently introduced Regulations concerning fire doors and what they are

•  What you need to be doing

•  And a high-level review of the legal concept of ‘best endeavours’ to help you understand how far your responsibilities may extend under the new legislation.


Our speakers for this episode:

•  Paul Coster, Fire Safety Consultancy Director at William Martin Compliance

•  Mamata Duttta, Legal Director at RPC

*** You can download the slides referenced in this webinar here:


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