It's essential that you maintain your roller shutters and doors so they are working in a safe and efficient manner. This helps to prevent accidents and damage which in turn can result in downtime, affecting work flow, productivity and loss of revenue. Guardian provide a range of maintenance options to maximise the life of the product and keep users safe. Call now on 0800 7836602 to find out about our planned preventative maintenance packages.
Q A Is there a legal requirement to maintain shutters & doors?
Failure to show evidence of maintenance could mean prohibition & enforcement notices being served and fines up to £5000 and imprisonment for 2 years. Legislation states that all types of door should be maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair.
Routine maintenance prolongs the operational life of the installation and ensures that the installation is kept in good working order. It ensures that the door is working in a safe and efficient condition - helping to prevent accidents and damage which in turn results in downtime, effecting workflow, productivity and resulting in loss of revenue. It assists in identifying potential problems which can easily be rectified.
Q A What are your obligations under health & safety law?
The following pieces of legislation are particularly relevant when considering your legal responsibilities with regard to proper maintenance of industrial and commercial doors and shutters. These regulations are binding on the employer or occupier of a building or premises, who have a duty to safeguard the health and safety of employees and other persons on or about the premises.
Health & Safety Executive Defintions
Regulation 5 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992
Extract: "...... the equipment devices and systems to which this regulation applies shall be subject to a suitable system of maintenance."
This applies to all types of door whether manual or electric operation.
Regulation 5 of the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)
Extract A: "Every employer should ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair."
Extract B: "Every employer should ensure that where any machinery has a maintenance log, the log is kept up to date."
Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005
Extract: "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."
This applies to any door provided as a fire exit, along with an escape route or which provides fire compartmentation.
Call now on 0800 7836602 to find out about our planned preventative maintenance packages.