A Spotlight on Fire Rated Door Inspections

The Ontario Fire Code states that fire doors require at minimum, monthly inspection. Both sides of the door should be inspected for:

  • Signage properly and securely affixed
  • Clarity and visibility of labels
  • Holes or breaks in the door and/or door frame
  • Glazing, glass kit and glass beads are intact and securely fastened
  • The door, door frame, hinges and hardware are in good-working condition and secured
  • There are no missing or broken parts
  • Door clearances are within allowable limits
  • Door closer and spring hinges are operational and door is self-closing
  • If a coordinator is installed, the inactive leaf closes before the active leaf
  • Latching hardware operates and secures the door when it is in the closed position
  • Auxiliary hardware items that interfere/prohibit operation are not installed on the door/frame
  • There have been no field modifications performed that void the label
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Written by Paul Amendola, from Tap Report. Tap Report is an app that digitizes workplace inspections (i.e. fire equipment, washroom, first aid etc.) and automates the reporting process.