For safety reasons, the Ohio Building Code requires annual inspections (and a written record of them) for many doors1. Building owners are responsible for the maintenance and care of fire-rated door assemblies. That's why building owners and managers need in their possession a signed Commercial Door Inspection Report completed by a licensed inspector.
Don't risk the safety of your building occupants and visitors, or being cited for violations. We're licensed and certified to assist your company in achieving compliance.
The Door Company of Ohio inspectors are licensed, trained and certified to perform:
Here's an example. Swinging doors with builders' hardware are the most common type of fire door assembly. They are complex due to the myriad of materials and products used to create them, and because they often provide accessibility, security and Life-Safety functions - in addition to their fire-safety protection. Licensed Inspectors are trained to understand the dynamics of door assemblies, and to correctly evaluate them in your building. We are proud to have one of nine Intertek/Warnock Hersey2 inspectors licensed in Ohio on our staff - William O. Jordan, FDAI (Fire Door Assembly Inspector).
In a Fire, Every Second Counts
Fire doors are designed to prevent the spread of fire from one area of a building to another. Every component – from the door itself to the hinges, bolts and other hardware – must be in top condition to ensure proper function under normal and especially fire conditions. These doors are designed to withstand the incredible amounts of pressure and stress that come with fire. They serve as barriers to provide time for people inside the building to escape.
Reasons to Have Your Doors Inspected
To learn more about commercial door inspection services, or for any questions you might have, please call us at 614-338-1414.
1The 2007 Ohio Building Code requires all "Door Assemblies for which the door leaf is required to swing in the direction of egress travel, be inspected and tested not less than annually in accordance with NFPA 101-2009 (Life Safety) 188.8.131.52.2 thru 184.108.40.206.8". It also requires "Fire Door Assemblies be inspected and tested not less than annually in accordance with NFPA 80-2007 (Fire Doors and Other Openings) 5.2. A written record of the inspection shall be signed and kept for inspection by the Authority Having Jurisdiction."
2This is a Canadian testing/certification agency (similar to Underwriters Laboratories in the U.S.) a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) recognized by OSHA.