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
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.