Fire Door Inspection Checklist

- May 30, 2019-

According to NFPA 80, Section 5.2.4 Swinging Doors with Builders Hardware or Fire Door Hardware have 11 inspection steps:

 

  1. No open holes or breaks exist in surfaces of either the door or frame.

  2. Glazing, vision light frames & glazing beads are intact and securely fastened in place, if so equipped.

  3. The door, frame, hinges, hardware, and noncombustible threshold are secured, aligned, and in working order with no visible signs of damage.

  4. No parts are missing or broken.

  5. Door clearances at the door edge of the door frame, on the pull side of the door, do not exceed clearances listed in 4.8.4 (the clearance under the bottom of the door shall be a maximum of 3/4") and 6.3.1 (top & edges 1/8").

  6. The self-closing device is operational; that is, the active door completely closes when operated from the full open position.

  7. If a coordinator is installed, the inactive leaf closes before the active leaf.

  8. Latching hardware operates and secures the door when it is in the closed position.

  9. Auxiliary hardware items that interfere or prohibit operation are not installed on the door or frame.

  10. No field modifications to the door assembly have been performed that void the label.

  11. Gasketing and edge seals, where required, are inspected to verify their presence and integrity.