Fire door drop testing and certifying :
Horizontal or vertical sliding and rolling fire doors shall be inspected at least annually by the owner to check for proper operation and full closure. Resetting of the release mechanism shall be done in accordance with the manufacturer’s written instructions. A written record of the results of the inspection and testing shall be maintained and made available to the fire official.Smoke, Fire, and Egress doors are a vital role in building safety. To help protect property and save lives, these doors must operate when called upon. Dor And Dok Fire Inspection, Drop testing and Certification Program is designed to assist property owners and tenants in their legal obligation to maintain exposed openings in compliance with IBC, IFC, NFPA 80, NFPA 101 and NFPA 105 codes.
Only trained individuals or technicians with knowledge and understanding of the operating components of the Rolling Steel Fire Door or Sliding Fire door should perform Inspection and Testing of fire doors for proper function. Before testing, the trained fire door technician should perform a visual inspection to identify damaged or missing parts that could create a hazard during testing and that may affect operation or resetting of the Fire door release mechanism.
Preventing door blockage is critical to minimizing the spread of fire and smoke. Door openings and the surrounding areas must be clear of anything that could obstruct or interfere with the door’s free operation. Clearly marking the floor or surrounding area of a fire door will help prevent the piling of material against sliding fire doors or blocking or wedging rolling steel fire doors in the open position. Proper maintenance of closing mechanisms is equally important in protecting occupants and visitors.
The inspection consists of five parts:
- Pre-inspection meeting
- The facility opening survey
1 Visual inspection
2 Functional test
3 Component inspection
- Opening deficiency summary
- Written opening inspection report
- Annual re inspection for continued code compliance
The Benefits of the Fire Inspection program include:
- Inspection of all fire doors to meet NFPA 80 requirements
- Priority scheduling and discounted rates on all service calls
- Visual identification of openings with bar code label option
- Inspection of principle egress doors to meet NFPA 101 requirements
Dor and Dok systems Fire door drop Testing Program ensures proper performance of Rolling and Sliding Fire rated doors during an emergency. This Program is designed to assist property owners and tenants in complying with NFPA 80.