Month: April 2016
Fire Doors play a vital role in your facility’s fire protection plan. Like fire and smoke dampers, they prevent the flow of toxic smoke and fumes throughout the facility by creating isolated compartments. These devices hide in plain sight and are plagued with DIY modifications, blockages, and code violations. It is critically important to make sure your doors are regularly inspected for compliance.
A1’s system of inspections provides barcodes for all devices in your facility, ensuring that each item – including fire doors – is inspected and included in your report. Reports are accessible 24/7/365 at www.a1ssi.com, so your report is available when you need it.
Make sure your fire doors are in proper working order, do a self-inspection today!
- Additional locks impeding egress in case of emergency and compromising door integrity
- Check that your fire doors are able to open and close easily.
- Ensure the floor space on each side of the door is clear of obstructions.
- No additional locks, security devices, or door modifications are installed that would impede the door being opened during an emergency.
- The self-closing device is functioning.
- Latching hardware operates and secures the door when it is in the closed position.
Check out the most common deficiencies so that you can avoid or correct them!
A functional test must be performed by a professional who can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the operational components of the door. A functional test of fire doors is required on an annual basis (NFP 80 NFPA 101) and corresponding reports must be kept for the AHJ.
During an inspection by A1, inspectors will barcode, label and scan each fire door in your building. The scan is logged with a date and time stamp and digital pictures are taken of the fire doors in the open and closed state. The doors are checked against the product recall database to ensure the safety of your employees and facility. When your inspection is complete, simply logon to Inspection Reports at www.a1ssi.com to view the full report.