Zona Artigianale Nord 5
39040 Ora (BZ) Italia
Tel. +39 0471 054667
Maintenance in the production and trade of fire doors plays an extremely important role for the safety of the product and the user, as well as being an obligatory action to be carried out. During maintenance, the correct functioning of the closure is checked and, above all, all those actions aimed at preserving the initial characteristics of the fire door are carried out. In fact, effective maintenance ensures perfect conservation over time of all the accessories that make it up.
The doors must undergo periodic maintenance checks, which must be carried out at least twice a year.
First of all, the maintenance technician in charge shall examine the site where the fire doors and/or windows requiring periodic inspection are located. This is the phase of taking charge of the door. Then the maintainer shall:
Check the condition of the installed doors;
In order to carry out maintenance on fire doors, the maintenance technician in charge must have a document summarising all actions carried out during the work, which serves as an official report.
In addition to the physical maintenance, it is mandatory to carry out ‘surveillance’, i.e. visual maintenance to check that the fire doors and/or windows are in standard operating condition. This means that they must be undamaged and easy to access. This visual maintenance does not require a specialised technician, but can be carried out by normal personnel provided they have received appropriate instructions.
Visual maintenance on fire doors requires that:
Ogni sei mesi è dunque obbligatorio effettuare la manutenzione su porte/chiusure tagliafuoco e/o finestre resistenti al fuoco. Tale controllo deve essere effettuato solamente da personale correttamente formato e specializzato, a parte per la sorveglianza visiva che può essere eseguita anche dal personale interno. La manutenzione è estremamente importante per verificare l’integrità della porta e la sua corretta funzionalità nelle situazioni normali e quotidiane nel luogo dove è installata.
Di seguito riportiamo tutte le operazioni che il tecnico manutentore deve eseguire durante il controllo periodico delle porte tagliafuoco. Tutte queste azioni da compiere obbligatoriamente sono regolate dal punto 7.7 della norma UNI 11473-1:
Dopo che il tecnico manutentore incaricato completa tutti i controlli obbligatori sopracitati deve procedere con la stesura del rapporto di intervento. Successivamente si deve procedere all’aggiornamento del relativo cartellino di manutenzione.
When there is minor damage to a fire door, ordinary maintenance of the product should be carried out by specialist personnel. This repair action, which can also be carried out during the periodic inspection, usually involves the replacement and/or repair of minor damage that can occur on fire doors. Then the technician should proceed with checking the functionality of the door by testing all accessories including opening devices, closing sequence coordinators, self-closing devices, retaining devices and hinges. At the end of the maintenance, the technician will draw up the intervention report.
The last type of maintenance is extraordinary maintenance, which is carried out when the fire door suffers extensive damage that requires special equipment to repair. Even in the case of replacing entire parts of the door and above all work that cannot be carried out on site, we talk about extraordinary work on the product. At the end of the maintenance, the technician is always obliged to draw up the intervention report and, if replacements have been carried out, the new declaration of correct installation must also be drawn up.
All fire doors in regular use shall have a maintenance tag, which shall be issued and applied by the maintenance company. In the event of a change of service company, the maintenance tag shall be replaced with that of the current company.
In addition to fire doors, it is also important that the rooms where they are located are safe and in accordance with the law. The relevant safety and security regulations must be carefully observed. These ensure that people can stay in the building safely and evacuate quickly in the event of a fire. Let us look at the main points together:
The only case in which the total number of doors can be smaller is if the overall width is not less.