NFPA standards require building owners and managers to have their rolling and sliding fire doors inspected and tested annually, and to maintain written documentation of such inspections. Door Systems can help you stay in compliance with the latest NFPA-80 standards, while maintaining the proper operation of your facility’s rolling and sliding fire doors.
Fire doors help protect property and save lives in the event of an emergency. Damaged or faulty fire doors can lead to devastating losses if an emergency occurs. As the owner or manager of a facility, it is your responsibility to ensure the safety of team members or guests. By helping you keep your fire doors in compliance with standards, we can help you save lives.
These annual Rolling Fire Door Inspections and Drop Tests are in place to ensure that businesses don’t have to deal with the ramifications of lost lives in the event of an emergency. For this reason, the National Fire Protection Association standard NFPA 80 requires business owners and property managers to have their rolling and sliding fire doors inspected and tested once a year, at minimum. Written documentation of these inspections and tests should also be kept.
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NFPA-805.2.1 Fire door assemblies shall be inspected and tested not less than annually, and a written record of the inspection shall be signed and kept for inspection by the AHJ.
22.214.171.124 As an alternate means of compliance with 5.2.1, subject to the AHJ, fire door assemblies shall be permitted to be inspected, tested, and maintained under a written performance based program.
126.96.36.199 Goals established under a performance-based program shall provide assurance that the fire door assembly will perform its intended function when exposed to fire conditions.
188.8.131.52 Technical justification for inspection, testing, and maintenance intervals shall be documented.
184.108.40.206 The performance-based option shall include historical data acceptable to the AHJ.
220.127.116.11 Functional testing of fire door and window assemblies shall be performed by individuals with knowledge and understanding of the operating components of the type of door being subject to testing.
18.104.22.168 Before testing, a visual inspection shall be performed to identify any damaged or missing parts that can create a hazard during testing or affect operation or resetting.
22.214.171.124 Fire door assemblies shall be visually inspected from both sides to assess the overall condition of door assembly.
126.96.36.199 The following items shall be verified:
188.8.131.52.3 When the annual test for proper operation and full closure is conducted, rolling steel fire doors shall be drop tested twice.
184.108.40.206.4 The first test shall be to check for proper operation and full closure.
220.127.116.11.5 A second test shall be done to verify that the automatic-closing device has been reset correctly.
18.104.22.168 Any breaks in the face covering of doors shall be repaired immediately.
22.214.171.124 Where a fire door, frame, or any part of its appurtenances is damaged to the extent that it could impair the door’s proper emergency function, the following actions shall be performed:
126.96.36.199.1 If repairs cannot be made with labeled components or parts obtained from the original manufacturer or retrofitted in accordance with Section 5.3, the fire door frame, fire door assembly, or appurtenances shall be replaced.
* Reprinted with permission from NFPA 80-2010, Fire Doors and Other Opening Protectives, Copyright© 2009, National Fire Protection Association. This reprinted material is not the complete and official position of the NFPA on the referenced subject, which is represented only by the standard in its entirety.
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