Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Summary of rules

  1. Forum users must ensure that they comply with the forum rules listed here.
  2. When using the forums you are expected to be polite and respectful towards all forum users including the Forum Moderators.
  3. Your posting must be appropriate to the forum and relevant to the discussion.
  4. You must not post any message that could be considered unwanted, unprofessional, defamatory, obscene, offensive, deliberately provocative, inflammatory, or unlawful.
  5. Your posting must be your own comments; be factual, truthful and where an opinion is given, it must be clearly acknowledged as such.
  6. Use of edit and delete functions.
  7. You must not post complaints on the forums.
  8. Advertising of jobs, goods or services for commercial gain is not allowed.
  9. Your posts must not be deemed as spam or infringe copyright law.

  1. Forum users must ensure that they comply with the forum rules.

1.1. It is your responsibility to make sure you are up to date with the forum rules.

1.2. Failure to respect these rules may result in a formal warning from our moderating team. If you receive three such warnings you will be banned from using our forums. Severe breaches may result in an instant ban.

1.3. The forum is moderated.

1.4. Breaching the forum rules could lead to the locking of your forum account.

1.5. Our moderators’ interpretation of the rules is final. Whenever they consider that you have breached the rules they will usually contact you and explain why they have taken action.


  1. When using the forums you are expected at all times to be polite and respectful towards all forum users including the Forum Moderators.

2.1. Please remember our forums are used by guests who might be new to the profession and may not have a background in fire safety.

2.2. Please do not indulge in personal criticism of other users, bullying, aggressive, discriminatory or nuisance behaviour. Impolite or inappropriate postings made towards other users will be removed without notification.

2.3. Your language use must remain professional and must not contain swear words. This includes the use of asterisks or other symbols to mask the spelling of an expletive and the use of acronyms and standard SMS text terminology to abbreviate the expletive.

2.4. Please remember our forums are used by a wide variety of people; it is important to take into account legislation, cultural differences and language. English may not be the first language of other forum users.

2.5. Humour is often difficult to use in forums. A lack of context can easily lead to misunderstandings or offence. Also, it does not translate across cultural boundaries. In some cases, its use may be considered inappropriate by the Moderators.


  1. Your posting must be appropriate to the forum and relevant to the discussion.

3.1. The forum is for professional discussion and debate of fire safety and fire door inspection. If your topic or posting deviates from these topics, or strays significantly from the original question, it may be removed at the Forum Moderators’ discretion.

3.2. If you are not sure whether your message is appropriate, please ask.


  1. You must not post any message that could be considered unwanted, unprofessional, defamatory, obscene, offensive, deliberately provocative, inflammatory, or unlawful.

4.1. You must not use the forum to pursue or promote a grievance against any individual or organisation. This is not to stifle debate but to prevent unwarranted attacks on others.

4.2. Discussion about comments made by public figures on fire safety topics may be allowed at the discretion of the moderators.

4.3. If you believe that content placed on our forums breaches this rule, you must tell us as soon as possible.


  1. Your posting must be your own comments; be factual, truthful and where an opinion is given, it must be clearly acknowledged as such.

5.1. You must not appear to deliberately misquote another person or make misleading statements.


  1. Use of edit and delete functions

6.1 Forum users must use these functions responsibly.

6.2 Whenever a post is either edited or deleted the user MUST give a reason for their action. Failure to do so will be treated as a breach of forum rules.

6.3 Posts should only be edited within a few minutes and NEVER retrospectively once the discussion has moved on by several other posts.

​​​​​​​​​​​6.4 Posts should only be deleted under special circumstances such as

  • a duplicated post
  • immediately after posting and before any further posts are made.

  1. You must not post complaints on the forums.

7.1. You must not post a complaint about identifiable users, moderators or moderating action.

7.2. If you are concerned about a moderating decision, posts or communications from a moderator, the forum rules or another user’s behaviour or post please report to use via email office@firedoorinspectorsregister.co.uk Make sure that you explain your concerns.

7.3. All concerns are considered by the Team and then discussed with the moderating team where appropriate. We’ll aim to get back to you in five working days.


  1. Advertising of jobs, goods or services for commercial gain is not allowed.

8.1 Adverts that are a public service announcement and of adequate interest/use to forum posters may be allowed at the discretion of the Moderators.

8.2 All forum users may give brief details of a supplier or service in response to specific requests on the forum. Only simple contact details should be given on forum.


  1. Postings must not be deemed as spam or infringe copyright law.

9.1. All spam postings will be removed from our forum. If your posts are deemed to be spam your access to our forums will be removed without notice.

9.2. You must fully reference any extracts from copyrighted material.

9.3. If you breach copyright laws your post will be removed.

9.4. You may be held liable for the content you post. Be aware of content on the World Wide Web that might be subject to copyright. For more information on copyright law, please visit the UK Intellectual Property Office website.


How our forum is moderated.

Our forum is moderated by a team. Their key task is to make sure our rules are followed by everyone who uses the forum. At least two moderators take part in any decision that involves interpreting the rules. The moderating team cannot edit forum postings on the website.

If the moderators consider that your message has broken our rules, they will remove it. Where possible, we will let you know that your message is unacceptable and why. If you have been formally warned in this way more than twice, on the third occasion, your access to the forums will be removed. The moderating team’s interpretation of the forum rules is final. If you are unhappy with their decision you must not make any comment on the forum. Please refer to our Terms of Reference procedure for guidance on how to complain.


Complaints & reporting procedure.

We are committed to providing a high quality, accessible and responsive service to our members, however, if you believe that things have gone wrong, please send your complaints or comments to the team.  We will try to respond to any complaint within five working days.

If our response is not to your satisfaction, you may ask that it is referred to the Director, whose decision is final.

You must not post complaints on the discussion forums.


Forum Disclaimer.

Postings made by forum users are personal opinions and not necessarily those of Housing H&S Compliance UK Ltd or those individuals responsible for the fire door inspectors register. We are not responsible for the content or accuracy of any of the information contained in forum postings. Please carefully consider any advice you receive.

All postings made on the forum, are the property of Housing H&S Compliance UK Ltd. Please refer to our terms of use for more information. We reserve the right to remove entirely at our discretion any contribution you post.

Your email address is not visible to other forum users. If you disclose your email address in a forum posting, then you do so at your own risk. We do not accept any responsibility if something goes wrong as a result of publicising personal details on forum.

We are able to view your email address, however, we will not publish or provide your email address to anyone unless they have a legal right to request such information. If we need to contact you about the discussion forums for administration or response to a complaint purposes we will use your main email address.

We are able to see your Internet Protocol (IP) address when you post a message on our forums. This is the address used to connect your computer to the Internet. This information is only for use by us and is only used to prevent misuse of the discussion forums. We will not disclose your IP address to anyone unless they have a legal right to request it.


Liability.

You remain solely liable for any material you publish, display or transmit on the fire door Inspectors register website. You agree to indemnify (cover the costs of) us against any claim, liability, cost, damage, other expenses or loss we may incur (including without limitation legal fees) as a result of any material you publish, display or transmit on our website or any violation by you of your obligations under these forum rules. We expressly exclude liability for any loss or damage resulting from the use of the website by any person in contravention of these forum rules.

We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to promptly remove, or to disable access to, any material which we think is potentially defamatory of any person, unlawful or in violation of the any third party rights or any other part of these rules.