When installing new shutter doors or security grills at your premises consideration should be given to whether your chosen product measures up to the recommended safety and fire standards that proves they are fit for purpose.
Making sure your staff are safe and not exposed to harm is not only the right thing to do it is a legal requirement. When things go wrong in the work place not only can it be devastating for the people involved it can be expensive and in some cases lead to a custodial sentence.
If your business generates flammable gases or vapours you are probably aware of the need for an Atex Rated Door and ancillary precautions to contain any explosion. Garages where flammable gases or vapours are regularly used are normally aware of the risks to their staff and premises and take action to create a safe working environment.
Do you have industrial doors fitted at your business premises? Did you know that it’s your responsibility to keep them maintained, even if you don’t own the building itself?
Regulation 5 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) classes all types of industrial doors as machinery and, as such, they should be included in your regular inspection and maintenance schedule. Of course, the frequency of the inspection will be determined by how much they are actually used, but it should at least be an annual occurrence, and to ensure that you comply with the regulations, the maintenance of your industrial doors should only ever be undertaken by competent and trained personnel.