At any one time in the UK, there are potentially thousands of fire doors which have been left open. As the main purpose of these doors is to help prevent the spread of fire, this means that many businesses, and indeed lives, are needlessly being put at risk. What many of these businesses may not be aware of is the fact that propping a fire door open with an object such as a waste bin, or even a door wedge, is actually against the law; this circumstance could invalidate any insurance policy which relates to an outbreak of fire.

Fire door keep shut sign