Exit Doors and Paths of Travel Audit Maintenance and Repairs
What are exit doors and paths of travel
Paths of travel to exits are provided to allow a well-organized means of egress from the building in the event of an emergency or crisis.
How do i maintain my fire doors?
Maintenance to the system ideally should be carried by a competent person who is performing this function on an ongoing routine inspection as to insure repeat breaches are identified and appropriate action is taken.
The maintenance checks should ensure that:
- No obstruction has occurred by stacking of goods or equipment within escape travel paths to allow for a free flowing exit path
- No unauthorised alternations to the travel paths including locks to doors, increased travel distances to exits, trip hazards etc.
Ensure that the exit door:
- is intact and operational
- is fitted with door furniture mounted between 900mm and 1200mm above floor level
- is capable of being opened by a single-handed downward action on a single device without the use of a key, from the direction which a person would seek egress
- if fitted with a fail-safe device which unlocks the door automatically when any sprinkler, smoke or heat detector system in the building is activated insure all functions are operating correctly.
- Building Code of Australia (as amended to date).Class 2 to Class 9 Buildings, Section D.
How Can Stokes help?
Exit doors and path of travel are essential in a building during a fire scenario and there operation are imperative, Stokes Safety.
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