Many organizations simply overlook their door systems, and as a result don't include them in safety programs. But there are OHS/OSHA compliance requirements, and doors without mandated safety devices, or which don't receive proper maintenance, expose you to safety liability.
OHS/OSHA Compliance Requirements:
- Manufacturers' Specifications - OHS regulations in many jurisdictions specifically require equipment, including door systems, to be installed, maintained, and configured with safety devices according to manufacturers’ specifications and recommendations.
- General Duty Clauses – “General duty of care” provisions, such as Section 5(a)(1) of OSHA, have been used by regulators as the basis for citations and fines involving commercial door systems. Examples of deficiencies cited include: the absence of proper safety devices, poor door installation, and a lack of regular maintenance and inspections.
SafedoorPM is built for safety compliance
SafedoorPM's proprietary expert system DEXSYS provides PM work plans, including standards and practices information, that are benchmarked to manufacturers' specifications and industry standards, including maintenance intervals, so you can be confident your doors will receive the right work, to the right standards, at the right times.
SafedoorPM also provides comprehensive, secure PM record-keeping, including the specific PM standards and practices applicable to your door systems, in case there's ever a safety incident.
- The basics of overhead doors, including primary safety risks, and important safety devices
- OHS / OSHA compliance requirements in your jurisdiction
- How to properly include door systems in your safety program