The deadline for annual door inspections is approaching fast! Facilities have until July 5, 2017 to comply. The new code requires that all fire-rated doors be inspected annually by qualified individuals in accordance with NFPA 80 standards.
So what exactly does “qualified” mean? According to NFPA, a qualified individual is one “with knowledge and understanding of the operating components of the type of door being subject to testing.”
So, can your maintenance staff complete the inspection? Sure…if they are knowledgeable about all types of doors AND every component of the door AND can demonstrate they are knowledgeable. Don’t be surprised if a surveyor asks for a demonstration from the inspector(s) to evaluate their competence.
Compliance One can help! Our certified and knowledgeable staff can complete the required inspection and provide you with comprehensive testing documentation that meets all NFPA requirements. See more about our Barrier Management solutions here. Don’t wait, contact us today!