Maintaining and servicing your industrial doors
Many business owners don’t realise that it’s their responsibility to ensure the industrial doors on their company’s premises are fully serviced and maintained, even if they don’t own the building. All industrial doors are classed as machinery under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), so servicing and maintaining them on a regular basis is imperative. This enables any repair work to be identified quickly and carried out as soon as possible.
Why your industrial doors need to be in full working order
Making sure your industrial doors are in full working order at all times is important for a number of reasons. Firstly, it ensures the safety of your staff and any visitors to your site. Everyone on your business premises needs to be able to enter and exit via any industrial door whenever they need to, or there could be catastrophic consequences. For instance, if an industrial door fails to open in the event of a fire, people inside the building may not be able to escape to safety.
Furthermore, working industrial doors help your business to continue running efficiently. Vehicles and pedestrians need to be able to freely and safely pass in and out of different areas of your site in order to complete their tasks. Faulty doors that fail to work could therefore slow down processes and prevent your business from running smoothly, costing you and your clients time and money.
What sort of problems could arise?
Jams, faults and breaks in industrial doors can be caused by accidental or intentional damage, as well as simple wear and tear.
Some problems aren’t always easy to spot. You may not realise there is an issue with your industrial doors until they undergo a service. Even if you don’t think there’s anything wrong, it’s best to check and make sure so that any issues can be caught and rectified early.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to find out whether there are any problems. TPS Industrial can service and maintain all of your industrial doors on a regular basis to keep them working as they should. Get in touch now to find out more.