Minimum Standards Of Protection

What You Need To Know About Minimum Standards Of Protection

Unless agreed otherwise by Us in writing within 30 days of inception of this Policy the following protections shall be fitted to the under-mentioned doors windows and other openings (where these are under Your control) and put into full and effective operation whenever the Premises are closed for business or left unattended

  1. on timber final exit doors or other external timber doors and on internal doors giving access to any part of the Premises not occupied solely by You or to any adjoining premises (excluding sliding doors and fire exit doors)
    1. if single leaf a mortice deadlock which has five or more levers and/or conforms to BS3621 specification for thief resistant locks with matching steel box striking plate
    2. if double leaf
      1. on the first closing leaf flush or barrel bolts the latter at least 200mm (8”) long or key operated locks or bolts fitted top and bottom in every case
      2. on the second closing leaf a mortice deadlock which has five or more levers and/or conforms to BS3621 specification for thief resistant locks with matching steel box striking plate or a substantial padlocking bar and high quality close shackle padlock with minimum of five levers or high security cylinder mechanism.
    3. if single or double leaf and also outward opening hinge bolts fitted top and bottom
  2. on external aluminum or UPVC doors (excluding sliding and fire exit doors) cylinder operated mortice pivot bolt lock (similar to the Adams Rite MS1950 series locks) including anti-turn cylinder collar, and if double leaf flush bolts on the first closing leaf
    1. on steel final exit doors and all sliding final exit doors a substantial padlocking bar and high quality close shackle padlock with minimum of five levers or mortice hook bolt lock which has five or more levers and/or conforms to BS3621 specification for thief resistant locks with matching steel box striking plate
    2. on all other steel doors and all other sliding doors (excluding sliding patio doors) substantial padlocking bar a good quality close shackle padlock with minimum of five levers or high security cylinder mechanism fitted externally or substantial padlocking bar and high quality open shackle padlock with minimum of five levers or high security cylinder mechanism fitted internally
    3. on sliding patio doors
        1. a manufacturer’s patent key-operated locking system which engages boltwork into the doorframe either at the top and bottom of the opening section of each door or into the side frame in at least three points (in the latter case all hook or shoot bolts must be mushroom headed)

      or

      1. two key-operated patio door locks fitted internally one at the top and one at the bottom of each opening section
  3. any door officially designated as Fire Exit by the Fire Authority must be secured only by devices agreed by the Fire Officer this may be by means of a suitable lock for use in emergency escape situations and it must not be possible for the lock to be operated by breaking or removing glazing either in the door itself or in a window immediately adjacent to the door and with hinge bolts fitted top and bottom of outwards opening doors
  4. on opening basement and ground floor windows and fanlights and on other opening windows fanlights and skylights which are accessible from roofs balconies canopies fire escapes or downpipes
    (i) key-operated window locks with the keys removed when in operation
    (ii) or solid steel bars not less than 16mm (5/8”) diameter and not more than 125mm (5”) apart securely fixed to the brickwork or masonry surrounding the window
    (iii) or lockable steel expanded metal window gates or weld mesh grilles
    (iv) or shutters that are used to cover the whole of the window opening
  5. where installed all roller shutters where no other inner door is being protected including such roller shutters that contain wicket doors or equivalent; a manufacturer’s standard recommended locking device for that type of roller shutter

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