Fire door maintenance is pretty straightforward. But when it comes to checking them over, its best to have a plan in place. This way, you can ensure that your fire-resistant doors will extend the maximum protection possible whenever the need arises.
To make this easier for you, we’ve compiled a list that’ll not only keep you up to date with the maintenance work of your fire doors but also ensure all-round safety round the clock!
Let’s take a look.
Legal Requirement for Fire Door Maintenance
In accordance with Article 17 of the Fire Safety Order, all fire doors must be properly installed and maintained. Failing to abide by this will be considered as a breach of the order. This could lead to your property being shut down while the necessary safety changes are made. In order to ensure that you’re in full compliance with the regulations, it is best to sign up for regular ‘Fire Door Inspection’ with Doorway Services.
Schedule Routine Maintenance Checks
Ideally, fire door checks should be carried out at least twice a year. But if the building is newly constructed, the safety checks conducted should be more frequent – preferably at least once every three months. Additionally, you need to keep an eye on the foot traffic that your building receives. Areas that experience the largest flow of people should have fire doors that are in top-notch condition and not damaged in any way.
Here, fire door checks must be made as often as once every week.
Fire Door and Frame Set Checks
At the time of fire door inspection, be as thorough as possible and pay attention to the smallest details. To ensure that you comply with the regulations, you have to check the door frame and set.
- Checking that appropriate gap between the door frame and the door is maintained.
- The seals are intact and in place with no damage whatsoever.
- Correct signage is being used.
- There’s no blockage in the transfer grille.
You can refer to the fire door checklist readily available online as it highlights all the aspects that are to be inspected. Moreover, it is best to work through the maintenance checks systematically so as to not miss out on anything.
Create and Maintain a Fire Door Register
If your building (s) has more than one fire door installed with varying inspection schedules, it’ll be best to create and maintain a fire door register to be on track with the inspections and their due dates.
Your register will be the central source that’ll contain information regarding:
- Door specifications
- Different door components required
- Maintenance work undertaken
- Various checks required
- Fire certificate numbers
- Date of fire door installation (s).
In essence, your fire door register will have a firsthand record of all repair/maintenance-related aspects. Additionally, it’ll protect you in case of any legal actions and/or investigations.
Fire Door Repairs
If the maintenance checks bring to light any repair work that needs to be done, then you should get on top of it. Ensure that any components you replace are compatible with your fire door. Moreover, make sure that you have the right equipment and tools to carry out the repair work.
If you’re not sure about the components to be used, then it is best to refer to the fire certificate datasheet to find out about their compatibility with your door model. While you can preside over these checks, it’s recommended that you call in door repair experts at Doorway Services for a professional and safe maintenance check.
Our experienced door technicians are just a call away in case you need any advice on fire door maintenance. Our impressive track record with successful installations over the years speaks volumes about the quality we bring to the table.
So, be it fire door installation or repair, give us a call today.