If you have rolling or sliding fire doors within your place of business, code set forth by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requires that you have these doors assessed and tested annually. For fire door drop testing that you can count on—and for assistance in maintaining your fire doors to regulation—our team at Preferred Window & Door can help.
The NFPA has set forth strict requirements outlying standards for fire doors and other opening protectives. Found in NFPA 80, doors that are included within the standard are:
A trained and certified physician must complete the inspection of all fire doors and other protective openings. Furthermore, businesses must maintain documentation of all annual fire door inspections.
One of the most important parts of fire door safety is drop testing. Our professional team is ready to tackle both. During fire door testing, our services include:
Once the above have been tested, drop testing will be initiated. Drop testing cannot begin until all systems named above are in working order. Drop testing assesses the speed and efficiency with which doors are dropped in the event of a fire, contributing to safety.
When we drop test your fire doors, we promise to ensure that the speed of the curtain during the fall meets NFPA 80 standards (at least six inches per second but not more than 24 inches per second). We will also test the door more than once (regulations require drop doors to be tested at least twice – the first test to check for full closure, the second test to verify that the automatic closing device has been correctly reset), and will reset the fire door upon completion. If your fire doors are not dropping as they should per regulations, we will find and correct the problem.
If your fire doors are all up to code, we will provide you with a written inspection document detailing our report and stating that your doors meet standards. We will also keep a copy of the inspection in the event that your copy is misplaced or damaged.
Fire doors that operate as they should are a key part of safety. When fire doors aren’t tested on an annual basis, your business is in violation of fire code law. What’s more, you may be putting people and your property at an increased risk of preventable harm.
For more than two decades, we’ve served commercial and industrial businesses in Richton Park, Homewood, Dolton, and the greater south Cook County Illinois area. If the date of your annual fire door inspection is quickly approaching, call us today or visit us online to learn more CLICK HERE. At Preferred Window & Door, we’re ready to help make your business a safer place today. Reach us now at 708- 895-3667.
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