- Department Name: Perth Fire Services
Also see 184.108.40.206. (1) a door in a fire separation shall be kept closed when not in use
(2) A door in a fire separation shall be checked as frequently as necessary to ensure that the door remains closed.
(3) Sentences (1) and (2) do not apply to
(a) a door designed to close automatically in the event of a fire emergency, or
(b) a door for which an approved fire safety plan contains provisions for closing in the event of a fire emergency.
(4) A door in a fire separation shall be inspected monthly.
So even a door in a fire separation without a self-closing device must be kept closed unless it meets Sentence (3) like if there was a magnetic hold-open (happens often) or part of the fire safety plan (which I only approve under limited circumstances and your’s isn’t one of them)