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Are my fire, smoke and life safety doors being maintained correctly?
Maintenance of fire, smoke and life safety doors is governed by AS1851, but what does that mean? How can you tell if you are currently getting the service you are paying for? Here is a non-exhaustive look at some of the things your service contractor should be doing as part of their routine servicing.
Conduct a full operational test of the door (this only applies to horizontal sliding doors)
Inspect clearances and overlaps of door panels
Inspect door and frame tags
Check the force required to open and close the door
Inspect door hardware and ensure it is according to manufacturers specifications
Check automatic operation of the door
Check the door frame is appropriately anchored
Check self-closing and self-latching operation of the door
Check door leaves for any visible damage or delamination
Check astragals are in good working order
Check perimeter gaps still comply
Inspect smoke and fire seals
Check hinges are free from damage
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