NFPA 80 and 101 Annual Inspection of Fire Doors

    The newest standard requires fire-rated doors to be tested for functionality no less than annually, and a written record of the inspection be kept on file for the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).

     

    2012 Life Safety Code requires documentation of these inspections, and NFPA 80, 5.2.4.2 requires the following items to be verified:

     

     

    2012 Life Safety Code Annual Inspection of Fire Doors Requirements

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

    2. Glazing, vision light frames, and 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 to the frame, on the pull side of the door, do not exceed clearances listed in 4.8.4 and 6.3.1.

    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 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.

     

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