Door and shutter maintenance

How Safe Are Your Doors And Shutters?

As an employer or the occupier of a building or premises, the legal onus is on you to safeguard the welfare of your employees and visitors so it’s critical that your doors and shutters don’t pose a health and safety risk. Of course, that will only be possible if your doors and shutters get regular yearly or six-monthly maintenance from professionals who are qualified to carry out such duties.

Here at Downham Door Services, we specialise in providing high quality door and shutter maintenance to businesses throughout Norfolk and beyond. To find out more, you can call us on 01366 347 669 or contact us here.

As you know, there’s a whole raft of EU and UK government regulations covering fire doors, Roller shutters, sectional door and speed doors. They’re all designed to protect the health and safety of you and your employees and visitors.

What you might not be aware of (but should be) is that different legislation applies to different types of doors. For example, roller shutter doors—manual and electrical—are governed by Regulation 5 of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 act while all power doors are governed by Regulation 5 of the EU’s Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regultions 1998 (PUWER). Fire doors in turn are covered by the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. That’s not all. The list goes on and on.

With so many regulations, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, especially if your building has a range of doors.

So, what can you do?

Simple, you let us help you meet your legal obligations by booking regular door and shutter maintenance, repairing or replacing defective doors and shutters, and ensuring that you maintain meticulous records of our door and shutter inspections.

Make a start now by calling us on 01366 347 669 or contacting us here.

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