AUST – HENDRY building surveyors advise under Part C3 of the Building Code of Australia BCA a red flashing warning light of adequate intensity and an audible warning device must be installed on both sides of  a sliding fire door. Both devices must activate in conjunction with the de-activation of the electromagnetic door holder upon activation of the heat or smoke detection (and other required suitable fire alarm systems, such as sprinklers) system.

The following illustration from BCA Illustrated depicts the requirements of a sliding fire door installed in a fire wall under Part C3 of the BCA:

C3.6 Sliding Fire Doors

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