Fire Safety in Care Homes

Whatever healthcare setting you work in, a care home, hospital, doctors surgery Geofire can help you with your fire door safety needs.

There are many reasons fire doors are held open in care buildings, however, wedging a fire door open is removing critical fire suppression equipment which stops the spread of smoke, toxic fumes and fire.  Compliance with fire safety can be achieved in this situation with a fire door holder or hold-open closer which will close the fire door in the event of a fire. Fire door holding devices stop members of staff and residents wedging open the fire doors illegally.

Why hold fire doors open?

  • Reduce door handle contact, increase ventilation and improve social distancing to prevent the spread of germs
  • Improve access through corridors for trolleys, wheelchairs and equipment.
  • Make heavy and cumbersome fire doors feel lightweight and easy to open for young, frail or older patients.
  • Reduce the feeling of isolation from closed bedroom doors.
  • Reduce the risk of injury from heavy fire doors closing too quickly trapping fingers or pushing people over.

Benefits of installing wire-free fire safety systems?

  • Remove the danger of fire doors being wedged open.
  • Compliance with fire regulations.
  • Cost effective compared to hard wiring as no cabling required or installation by a fire alarm professional.
  • Hygienic as devices are off the floor.
  • No disturbance to the fabric of the building.
  • Reduced maintenance costs as well as providing the highest level of fire door security and control to protect staff, residents and visitors (Salamander radio controlled system).
  • Works with a voice fire alarm (Salamander radio controlled system).

Compare the features of our wire-free options here > Wire free door holder comparison

Fire safety in care homes

Download our fire safety guide – wire-free fire door holders and closers.


Are a cost effective plug and play type solution

Hard Wired

These systems are tied back to the fire panel

Radio Transmitted

These systems do not alter the building infrastructure