How to Choose a Qualified Fire Door Inspector
- Jun 08, 2019-
HOW TO CHOOSE A QUALIFIED FIRE DOOR INSPECTOR
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
When it comes to fire door inspection companies, experience counts. Facilities are subject to fines if their doors are not up-to-code. The fire door inspector should be properly trained and know fire doors inside and out. Choosing a company with experience and qualified fire door inspections is vital to staying compliant.
LOOK FOR LICENSE AND INSURANCE
A reputable and reliable fire barrier inspection company will always be licensed and insured. If anything happens on-site, you want to make sure you are covered. The company should also be able to show a contractor’s license in every state they perform work in, when required. Many states also require their license number to be displayed on vehicles. Doing a little research will go a long way.
REPAIRS & RECERTIFICATION
Many inspections lead to needing repairs done to make the door compliant. Be sure to only hire a company that is also qualified to complete any repairs that need to be made. Furthermore, the company you choose should also be qualified for fire door recertification.
When the Joint Commission or AHJs arrive to check that your fire doors are up-to-code, they will require a complete report that shows a log of each door in the facility along with life safety maps indicating where they are located. This report counts just as much as having a qualified fire door inspector to look at your fire doors. It is recommended that you ask any company you are considering to show you a sample of their reporting.
Finding a qualified fire door inspector is pertinent to keeping your fire doors compliant. Remember, never hesitate to ask questions and get qualifications prior to hire. Call us today to see if your fire doors are compliant.