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REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE

The following clarifies the legal basis for requiring proper maintenance of industrial and commercial doors.
Cooks view is that there are three relevant pieces of legislation:
1: Regulation 5 of the Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992
2: Regulation 5 of the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
3: Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005.

All these regulations are binding on the employer who has a duty to safeguard the health and safety of employees and others. Specifically, the requirements are as follows:
1: “… the equipment devices and systems to which this regulation applies shall be subject to a suitable system of maintenance.” (Workplace Regs) This implies regular maintenance carried out at suitable intervals, potentially dangerous defects to be remedied and that suitable records are kept; the regulation applies to all types of door.

2: (a) “Every employer should ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.”
(b) “Every employer should ensure that where any machinery has a maintenance log, the log is kept up to date” (Work Equipment Regs)
These regulations apply to power operated doors and in addition to the
points already mentioned, the code of practice lays stress on the need for personnel carrying out maintenance work to be adequately trained.

3: “Where necessary, in order to safeguard the safety of relevant persons the responsible person must ensure that the premises and any facilities, equipment and devices provided … are subject to a suitable system of maintenance and are maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.”
(Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order)
This applies to doors provided as fire exits and to doors providing fire compartmentation.
Customers should therefore be advised to ensure that maintenance is carried out as necessary and that appropriate records are maintained. In addition, the maintenance should only be entrusted to competent persons, both to ensure that the maintenance is carried out to the appropriate standard and to protect the safety of the maintenance staff themselves.

We operate a fast response repair and maintenance service for a range of clients within the UK. Attendance for Emergency repairs is usually within 2 hours. Our experienced staff are friendly, professional and reliable. We cover all makes and types of industrial doors.

Our experienced engineers currently maintain industrial doors for many corporate clients, mainly within the East Anglia region, however we are available for repairs and maintenance throughout the UK. We use a network of approved engineers to cover Emergency repairs and are accredited to the DHF TS004 Repairs & Service Approved standard.

We also have C.H.A.S (Contractors Health & Safety Assessment Scheme) and SAFE Contractors Accreditation.

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